Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Kicking a $300K Funding Goal

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Kicking a $300K Funding Goal

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Byline: Matthew Elkerton

SOCCER: A major State Government funding grant will help Supa Oldies Soccer finally realise a goal more than a decade in the making.

Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis announced more than $300,000 in state funding, which will be combined with $4,800 of local government funding and more than $20,000 raised by the Grafton Supa Oldies Soccer committee to erect new lights at the Rushforth Park complex.

The lights work, which also includes upgrading the current lights on 'Field 1', will allow the competition to host more games on a Thursday night, something they have desperately needed in recent seasons.

"We have been at capacity numbers in recent seasons, and this new lighting which will effectively open a whole new field for games, will allow us to welcome an extra eight teams for our summer competition," Supa Oldies secretary Tina Vitolins said.

"It is great because our competition is all-inclusive. …

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