The Victorian Government through Sport and Recreation Victoria has provided $348,000 in funding. Mitchell Shire will contribute the remaining $204,000.
The soccer pitch will be upgraded and a new coaches’ box, an interchange bench and drainage improvement work will also be extended to include automatic irrigation for the Broadford Sporting Precinct.
The oval and soccer pitch is part of a shared facility at Broadford Secondary College which is also used by the Mitchell Rangers Soccer Club and occasionally for cricket and Australian Rules.
Mitchell Shire Mayor, David Lowe, is pleased with the outcome for Broadford and the wider community.
“Working in partnership with the Victorian Government, the school and the Mitchell Rangers Soccer Club has allowed us to kick it into the back of the net. We get a kick out of announcing these great outcomes for Broadford and the region,” Cr Lowe said.
Mitchell Rangers Soccer Club is the only football club in the shire and the only soccer club between Craigieburn and Bendigo. The club is experiencing significant growth and recently introducing women’s and junior girls’ teams.
“Just like the world game, teamwork has allowed us to turn $98,000 into $552,000 which is a remarkable result.” Cr Lowe said.