A RE-ELECTED Labor State Government would fund the completion of lights at New Norfolk's Boyer Oval, Lyons MHA David Llewellyn said today. "Last year Sport and Recreation provided funding of $47,400, and now we are committing to provide further funding to complete the project," Mr Llewellyn said.
"A Labor government will provide another $50,000 to light up the four new light towers. The lights will improve the playing and training situation for footballers and cricketers, and for Derwent Valley schools," Mr Llewellyn said.
"New Norfolk Football Club and Derwent Valley cricket teams will be able to play games at night under the new lights. When Brighton Football Club started Saturday night games in 2009, using game-standard lighting, the crowds were terrific. It's a great opportunity for people to enjoy each other's company and encourage community sport at the same time.
"About 3000 come to sporting competitions in the Derwent Valley - this will provide better facilities for all of them," he said. Mr Llewellyn said the overall project has been supported by a great deal of in-kind support from the community, local businesses and the Derwent Valley Council.
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