A new community cricket and sports centre at Mitre 10 Park just got a step closer to becoming a reality thanks to a $100,000 funding boost.

The NZ Community Trust has contributed the funding, which will be used to part-fund the $1.35 million project.

As BayBuzz reported earlier this month, the centre will be home to Central Districts Cricket and Giants Boxing, each sharing approximately half of the 1500m2 complex.

“The NZCT grant means we are half-way to our target,” says Park CEO Jock Mackintosh. “CD Cricket and Giants Boxing both do great work at a community level and the NZCT grant is an important step to achieving our funding goal.”

NZCT’s communications manager, Tanya Piejus said “At NZCT, we’re passionate about helping people pursue their sporting goals, particularly young Kiwis. We’re really looking forward to seeing this new facility completed that will allow kids and adults alike to take part in and enjoy cricket and boxing in a safe, modern environment.”

Work on the new building is expected to commence early in 2021.

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