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Deb congratulates Glengarry on securing $150,000 grant

8th May 2019

Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington has visited the Glengarry Education Centre in Mt Tarampa to officially congratulate them on securing $150,000 to expand their facilities.

Mrs Frecklington said the Centre, run by the Boys Brigade Qld, will now be able to install two new multi-purpose ball courts.

“The new courts will greatly expand the sports capability of the Centre, as well as providing access for the local community to sports facilities previously not available in the area,” Mrs Frecklington said.

“This will be of great benefit to the community and an important way to improve participation in sports for many different types of groups across the region.

“I was really pleased to support the Boys Brigade’s grant application, and I would like to congratulate them on the work they do here at the Glengarry Education Centre. They are quiet achievers who are committed to the community and providing programs to help children and young people.

“The Centre is used by the Boys and Girls Brigades, schools, youth groups, Duke of Edinburgh groups and churches for a wide variety of recreational, social and sporting activities,” Deb said.

The new multi-purpose courts will accommodate tennis, volleyball, badminton, basketball, netball, Olympic handball and other recreational activities. The Boys Brigade secured their funding through Round 7 of the Get Playing Places and Spaces grant program.

Photo: It was great to meet with Mr Ian Walters (Director) and Mr Gordon Wallace (President) of Boys Brigade Qld, along with Caretakers Terry Kelly and wife Pam, at the Glengarry Education Centre to see the Centre and hear about plans for the new courts.