In the nets with the Yelarbon Yellow Bellies

Last month, we caught up with the Yelarbon Yellow Bellies Cricket Club who recently purchased portable cricket nets with a grant from the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program.

Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program recipient, Yelarbon Yellow Bellies Secretary standing in front of their new portable cricket nets

The Yelarbon Yellow Bellies, one of eight teams who compete in the Goondiwindi and District Cricket Association, have celebrated their first win of the season after training with their new cricket nets.

Yelarbon Yellow Bellies Secretary, Boaz Meron said the new nets have strengthened the club and the community by bringing people together for both training and socialising.  

“The club is bringing people together in the community that I haven’t seen for a long time,” Mr Meron said.

“With our new nets, we now make the effort to catch up for cricket and a beer at the pub. 

“Thanks to Inland Rail, we’re hoping to have an even better and stronger season next year.”

Since its inception in 2019, the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program has supported more than 140 projects with more than $450,000 in grants. 

We offer funding between $1000 and $4000 for individuals and organisations in regional areas along the Inland Rail route that contribute to local and regional prosperity, wellbeing, and sustainability.

If you have an activity, event or project that will benefit your local community and you represent a community group or organisation that is a not-for-profit or local government body, we welcome your application.

The next round of applications closes on 30 April 2021. Visit our website or email IRCommunitySponsorships@artc.com.au for more information.


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