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New flying fox and cricket facilities open in Jindabyne

Ian Campbell 6 December 2019
The Jindabyne Tigers Cricket Club and their first training session with the new pitch and facilities at John Connors Oval. Photo: Jindabyne Tigers Cricket Club.

The Jindabyne Tigers Cricket Club and their first training session with the new facilities at John Connors Oval. Photo: Jindabyne Tigers Cricket Club.

The Jindabyne Tigers Cricket Club will be able to play matches in town for the first time in 30-years with the opening of new training and playing facilities at John Connors Oval.

The cricket nets have been named in honour of Blake ‘Tiger’ McGrath, a former Jindabyne cricketer who passed away in 2001.

“It was lovely to have the McGrath family in attendance to open the cricket nets. Their son Blake passed away far too young,” Snowy Monaro Mayor Cr Peter Beer says.

“The new facilities are first class and will help strengthen cricket in Jindabyne.”

For the town’s cricketers, it means no more travel to Berridale for training and games.

Member for Monaro, John Barilaro and Snowy Monaro Mayor, Cr Peter Beer open Jindy's new flying fox. Photo: John Barilaro Facebook.

Member for Monaro, John Barilaro and Snowy Monaro Mayor, Cr Peter Beer open Jindy’s new flying fox. Photo: John Barilaro Facebook.

Meantime,  a new attraction has been added to Jindabyne’s Livvi’s Place playground in Jindabyne with an all-abilities flying fox already a creating good times in Banjo Paterson Park.

“The inclusive Livvi’s Place is such a fantastic space for local families and visitors of Jindabyne,” Cr Beer says.

“The flying fox is the final piece of the puzzle for the Livvi’s Place playground.

“Well done to Louise Frolich and the Touched by Olivia Foundation who have passionately supported the completion of the original playground in the days of the then Snowy River Shire Council.”

The new 3o metre flying fox and new cricket facilities were constructed with the support of the NSW Government and Member for Monaro, John Barilaro.

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