Member for Eden-Monaro Kristy McBain presented the Eden Killer Whales Soccer Club with $15,000 as part of the Stronger Communities Grant Program.
The club will use the grant to upgrade their canteen to provide a quality, fit for purpose facility that meets Australian Food Standards. The new canteen will be a significant improvement for the club and will benefit all those who use it including parents and other canteen volunteers, players, player families, spectators, coaches, umpires, and the community.
"Our current canteen is well past it's use-by date and we're rapt with the support we've received from Kristy's office," Killer Whales president Deb Heron said.
"The grant process was quite in-depth, but well worth putting in the application and we're just so happy to see it moving forward."
Ms Heron thanked Angela George who is the grant officer for the Killer Whales and said Ms George had worked tirelessly to acquire this grant, and others, that will see major re-works to the Killer Whales clubhouse.
"This will be purpose-built with quality long term fixtures and will see us through a number of years to come," Ms Heron said.
Ms McBain said it was an absolute pleasure to present the club with the grant.
"The Eden Killer Whales Soccer Club is a fantastic local club with a strong record of community involvement and support. It delivers a healthy, supportive sporting environment for all ages.
This canteen upgrade won't only benefit the Eden Killer Whales Soccer Club but will also benefit the entire community as club facilities are also used by community organisations for youth festivals, Campbell Page and Headspace and the annual Eden Whale Festival. It was also used during emergency events such as the Black Summer evacuations, so it's important these facilities are up to standard should we experience another disaster."