Local member Ian Causley, centre, strolls with Tony Norton, left, Owen Turner, Gary Powell, and John Chevalley.
Local member Ian Causley, centre, strolls with Tony Norton, left, Owen Turner, Gary Powell, and John Chevalley.

More funding for Redmen

By TONY WHITE

MEMBER for Page Ian Causley yesterday announced a $77,000 grant for the Grafton Rugby Union Football Club (GRUFC) to assist the upgrade of Rugby Park, South Grafton.

The money was issued to the club under the Federal Government's Regional Partnership Program.

"This project will assist to develop rugby union as part of the community fabric of the Clarence Valley and increase spectator and user satisfaction with local sporting facilities," Mr Causley said.

GRUFC secretary Owen Turner welcomed the financial assistance.

"The money will go towards finishing off the change rooms, materials, electricals, erecting lighting on the bottom field and completion of the new clubhouse," he said.

"The football club is very grateful."

The club has already received grants totalling $74,700 from the Carr Government towards the $180,000 upgrade of the ground's facilities.



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