Sydney University Cricket Club (SUCC) together with Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness (SUSF) are excited to announce the approval of a funding application through CNSW & McDonald’s Facility Grants Program to the amount of $150,000.

This funding has been approved to undertake three separate components that will support some of the Club’s key infrastructure needs in the foreseeable future (subject to University planning approval):

1.    The No. 2 Grandstand Project including three new indoor cricket nets, high performance gym, office space, meeting rooms and function room. SUCC are excited about the Grand Opening of the No. 2 Grandstand for the state-of-the-art facility scheduled for tomorrow, 6th April. It’s not long to go now - the nets are operational, the office is being decked out and the gym is being loaded up. The 2016/17 season is shaping up to be the dawn of a new era of SUCC success.

2.    The relocated turf practice wickets at Uni No. 2 Oval. With the relocation of Rugby and Soccer to the No. 2 Oval, the existing practice wickets needed to be relocated to allow a high quality surface. SUSF and the University of Sydney have generously allocated space on the eastern edge of Oval No. 2 to reinstate a 9-wicket turf practice facility that will help ensure we stay ahead of the competition. This wicket has been laid and will be operational for our 2016-17 pre-season in August.

3.    The upgrade of the oval at Cumberland Campus to include a 4-wicket turf square. A new home for our Fifth Grade and Metropolitan Cup side to help cater for the growing number of students and players coming from Western Sydney. A well-kept secret, ‘Cumberland Oval’ is a stunning ground and we look forward to making it a fortress for lower grade teams to come to.

SUCC would like to extend its appreciation to CNSW, SCA and McDonald’s for having the foresight to support cricket infrastructure in Sydney, and to Rob Smithies and Ed Smith at SUSF for their passion and dedication to these projects, and in supporting our application.