Tigers find new way to keep cool

Minister for Sport and Recreation, Yvette Berry, has announced that more than $2.7 million will be invested in local sport and recreation as part of the 2017 Sport and Recreation Grants Program and Asset Repair and Maintenance Scheme.

78 applications from 70 organisations will share in more than $2.7m in funding to support the local sport and recreation industry’s continuing endeavours to provide the community with quality, diverse and safe physical activity experiences and places to play.

Ginninderra Athletics received $11,000 as part of the latest Grants Announcement. From the beginning of next season, all athletes and their families will enjoy new shade areas at Charnwood Oval.

Inviting the Fire Brigade will always be a Tiger favourite way to stay cool, but the new shade areas will provide summer long protection every weekend at the track.

The grant will also go towards repairing OH&S issues with the discus cage giving the Tigers the safest start to the new season.

The grant is a 50/50 investment jointly funded with the ACT Government and Ginninderra Athletics' very generous sponsors. The total investment is $22,000. This is the greatest investment at Charnwood since November 2014 when the club had just ticked over $100,000 in investment in the previous five years.