Quarter of a million dollar lift for league sheds

Snowy Valleys Council GM Matthew Hyde, Mayor James Hayes, MLC Wes Fang, Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW Bronnie Taylor, Tumut Blues secretary Sue Bristow, Brian Black, Tom Arragon and junior Tumut rugby league players at Twickenham after the funding announcement on Thursday.

The Tumut Blues ladies league tag team will have home and away change rooms at Twickenham after a huge slice of good news was received yesterday.

Bronnie Taylor, Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW, together with Nationals upper house member Wes Fang yesterday announced $250,000 in funding for Twickenham Oval through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

“The bulk of the money will be spent on the girls’ change rooms,” an appreciative Club secretary Sue Bristow said.

“The ladies league tag team will have home and away change rooms with three showers and three toilets each. At the moment, they have to use the men’s change rooms.

“It’s an amazing step forward for the club, especially for the girls, as it will really make them feel part of the club to have their own rooms. It’s an exciting feeling; I feel like doing cartwheels.”

Mrs Bristow paid tribute to Snowy Valleys Council’s Trudy Crawford and Evan Saunders for advocating for the funding.

“We are time poor and with their expertise they really got on board and helped pull it off,” she said.

Mrs Taylor said that she was excited to see the NSW Government invest in the future of rugby league in Tumut.

“Upgrading Tumut Rugby League Club means that we’re not only adding to the experience of the rugby league players of Tumut but it will also make it easier to attract other teams to play here and as a result, bring visitors to the town,” Mrs Taylor said.