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Proposed Merger of Tennis and Bowling Club Activities

Members of the Young Tennis Club and the Young Bowling Club met today with the Young Shire Council and Jackson Hills from Tennis New South Wales to discuss the options for combining the tennis and bowling club facilities. The Tennis Club and Bowling Club are located side by side in Lachlan St, Young.

The meeting Chair Clr Ben Cooper said “I am delighted with the progress that was made today and that the groups left with a clear indication of what was needed to make the goal of a combined sporting facility happen.”

Peter Brown President of the Young Tennis Club said “this meeting is an important step towards combining the resources of the two clubs to achieve first class tennis and bowling facilities for Young.” Dennis Rosen President of the Bowling Club agreed and said “this project has the backing of the members of the Young Bowling Club and that he was
committed to get a great result for our community.”

The goal of the group is to provide a first class recreation club for the community of Young utilising the strengths of both clubs. Jackson Hills advised that Tennis NSW was prepared to assist both clubs with working through the process and contribute some funds towards delivering tournament tennis courts. Peter Brown said “the tennis club are keen to rebuild
the courts to produce a complex capable of attracting and hosting regional tournaments in Young”.

Mayor Brian Ingram said “the Council has agreed to assist by helping to develop the project and sponsor the clubs to attract federal and state government funding.” The group have agreed to work together to finalise a business plan for the merger of tennis and bowling club activities that will guarantee and sustain the future operations of both sports. The plans are now being finalised for the combined facility so they can be used to seek future grant funding towards its construction.


Posted On Thursday, May 05, 2016