New colorbond shed to be erected at Virgo Park clubrooms

HAPPY CLUB: Grace Lusher (left), Daniel Obst, Keith and Districts Community Bank branch manager Fiona Wilkinson, Emily Lusher, Harry Schwarz, Ruby Schwarz, Sienna Lusher.
HAPPY CLUB: Grace Lusher (left), Daniel Obst, Keith and Districts Community Bank branch manager Fiona Wilkinson, Emily Lusher, Harry Schwarz, Ruby Schwarz, Sienna Lusher.

Bordertown Hockey Club's clubrooms at Virgo Park is set to experience a major face-lift, after receiving $5000 from Keith and Districts Community Bank branch.

The hockey club is one of five recipients which have received funds from the Keith and Districts Community Grant program this year.

Keith and Districts Community Bank Board of Directors have issued a total of $25,000 in community grants this year to coincide with the 5th birthday of the branch, which was celebrated earlier in the year.

The hockey club's recently acquired funds will be allocated to install a new colorbond shed, which is set to provide a number of benefits to the club.

Bordertown Hockey Club member Tiffany Golding said other community groups will be able to utilise the new facility.

"A new colorbond shed will be erected that will be fully lined and other community groups will be able to hold functions in the facility when required" Mrs Golding said.

She also mentioned how the generous grant from the Keith based branch has opened a number of doors for the club, especially when it comes hosting local hockey matches.

"We're very excited to receive the Community Bank grant for the upgrade of our facilities where we will be able to hold fundraisers for our club and have a larger area for members and spectators," Mrs Golding said.

The hockey club has a clear vision to increase volunteer numbers and community engagement by upgrading the facility to provide a place for social activities and night time meals for members.

The soon to be upgraded facility will allow for members to be able to interact with one another and foster relationships, ultimately promoting social inclusion.

They mentioned a comfortable facility will encourage more players and spectators to be part of the club, and thus will strengthen the community connection.

Keith and Districts Community Bank branch manager Fiona Wilkinson said the bank was incredibly proud to fund community projects.

"We are proud to help give local communities small improvements, that make a massive difference," Mrs Wilkinson said.