A new electronic scoreboard at Lavington’s Urana Road Oval has put its first runs on the board, with the digital addition being hailed as a true “team effort”.
The $110,000 scoreboard, now a permanent fixture at the home of the New City Cricket Club and Murray Magpies Football and Netball clubs, came about after a combined funding effort from the federal and NSW governments, along with Albury Council.
Albury councillor Henk van de Ven said council was delighted to support the project.
“This fantastic new technology will provide a terrific boost to our cricketers, footballers and netballers,” he said.
“It will also hopefully help inspire new generations of young players to take up these great sports, contributing to an even more healthy and active community in our city.”
Member for Albury Greg Aplin said the NSW government had chipped in with around $27,000 for the project, which came on top of state support for the pavilion and cricket nets. Liberal candidate for Albury Justin Clancy also attended the ceremony yesterday morning to see the board light up.
“Well done to both the Murray Magpies Football and Netball Club and New City Cricket Club,” he said.
Member for Farrer Sussan Ley said such improvements were “exactly the sort of projects which help strengthen local communities”.
“The Commonwealth’s $20,000 contribution was only after an impressive contribution from the oval’s two base sporting clubs, so this really was a combined effort to get something done,” she said.
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