Government funding provides huge boost to Warwick club.
Government funding provides huge boost to Warwick club. Jodie Locke

Funds for new facilities as club prepares to host World Cup

THE Warwick Polocrosse Club is set to benefit from a $20,000 Federal Government grant.

Member for Maranoa David Littleproud announced yesterday the club's community vision meant the Morgan Park sport and tourism hub will get a new multi-purpose centre.

"Under the Stronger Communities Programme, the Warwick Polocrosse Club will receive $20,000 to build a new multi-purpose centre in time for the 2019 Polocrosse World Cup, where more than 60,000 people are expected to attend the Morgan Park event," Mr Littleproud said.

"Morgan Park is the best polocrosse facility in the world and this project will add to its value and ensure that it remains important infrastructure for events by upgrading toilet facilities to include disability access, increase catering capacity and grandstand seating."

Club president Les Fraser said the club had been future-proofing their facilities since hosting the World Cup in 2007.

"We knew we'd have a few years before it came back here, so there's been constant work in preparing for what is going to be a very large event," he said.

"This money will allow us to build a large modern amenities block for spectators and competitors.

"There's a lot more to be done, so hopefully this grant is the first of many."

The club are being assisted in preparations by Tilma Group, a Darling Downs tourism consultancy.

More than 30,000 people are expected in Warwick for the April 2019 World Cup.