Peter Barclay Sports Field in Tuncurry gets funding FEATURED Forster, Tuncurry by News Of The Area - Modern Media - July 13, 2016 Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead, Mid Coast Council interim General Manager Glenn Handford and Mid Coast Council Implementation Advisory Group Chair Jan McWilliams braved the rain to meet with Matt Wood (back), Stevie Johnston, Ava Aldridge, Emily Wood and Slater Johnston from the Forster-Tuncurry Tornadoes Touch Football Association to make the funding announcement at Peter Barclay Sports Field. THE Great Lakes sporting community is set to benefit from a $100,000 commitment to resolve existing lighting issues at Peter Barclay Sports Field in Tuncurry. Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead joined members of the Forster-Tuncurry Tornadoes Touch Football Association and Mid Coast Council to announce $100,000 in funding for the upgrade and relocation of lighting infrastructure at the field to bring it in line with Australian standards. “The fields need to be widened and to widen the fields there need to be earth works undertaken and the lights moved,” Mr Bromhead said. Want your business advertised online with the News Of The Area? With 11,383 page-views over the last one month, you’ll reach your online audience & customers. Email us today for a quote: [email protected] “Widening the fields will make it safer to play touch football and bring the fields to an international standard.” “These fields are not only used by touch and rugby, but high schools, junior rugby league, women’s league tag and other sporting groups.” “I’m pleased to work with the Mid Coast Council and the community to bring about this development for the benefit of everyone in the Great Lakes area,” he said. “The NSW Government’s $100,000 funding toward the lighting of this sporting field in Tuncurry is enormously appreciate,” Mr Bromhead said. Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres joined Mr Bromhead in congratulating the respective clubs who were successful in attracting funding from the NSW Government’s Department of Sport. “From many years of being involved with local sports clubs I know how important these grants are to our communities by providing the opportunity to attract new members and increase participation. “Sport is the lifeblood of communities across the length and breadth of NSW and this funding will encourage people of all ages and abilities to get involved,” Mr Ayres said.