Yass Roos Australian Football Club Incorporated will receive upgraded field lighting thanks to Round Five of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman made the announcement of funding of $422,171 for Joe O’Connor Park         

We know how much the Yass Valley loves their AFL and I am delighted that the NSW Government is supporting this project alongside the Murrumbateman Recreation Ground,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Yass Roos Football Club Secretary Jenene Forlonge welcomed the funding.

“This is the most wonderful news to receive. We are all keen to see these projects completed and this funding will really help us”, Ms Forlonge said

“Improved lighting will help with the clubs training and the ability to hold night matches along with other community events.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said in the past five years the Stronger Country Communities Fund had delivered more than 2000 grassroots projects, benefitting every Local Government Area in regional NSW.

“We all know how important it is for communities to have great places to come together to build social connections and boost their wellbeing,” Mr Toole said. 

“It’s the little things that make a big difference to the way we all work, live, play and do business, and the NSW Liberals and Nationals in Government are delivering the projects that make a difference to everyday life right across regional NSW.”

Round Five of the Stronger Country Communities Fund is supporting local community and sporting infrastructure projects, street beautification, public programs and events that display the best of local character and community spirit.

The Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure in the regions.