BROADFORD Netball Club has unveiled a brand new electronic scoreboard, in time for the upcoming junior netball season.

The scoreboard was funded a $2888 grant from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program and matched by in-kind donations and money raised by the club.

It will assist the club on match days, freeing up volunteers and providing another source of sponsorship during breaks in games.

Broadford Netball Club NetSetGo co-ordinator Natalie Fletcher said it would increase the playing and match day experience of players, parents and spectators.

“It provides a professional image for our club and moves us into the 21st century with scoreboard displays,” she said.

“It’s an easy to use electronic scoreboard so we don’t have to worry about the old manual scoreboard with the wind flicking over the numbers and someone having to hold them so it’ll minimise the problems we had with the old scoreboard.

“We would like to sincerely thank Rob Mitchell for providing us with this grant and the opportunity to purchase this scoreboard and give back to the community.

”Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell met with the club on Wednesday to see the new scoreboard in action.Mr Mitchell said it wass important to get grants for community groups.

“You look at Broadford Netball Club, it’s run by volunteers for our community and it’s a really great and positive area for our kids to be involved in from our juniors right through,” he said.

“The scoreboard going to be a lot easier for people to see, it frees up people’s time, it looks more professional and it’s a good asset to have.

“Given the way it can support the sponsors and other messages on it, I think it’s a real good multipurpose tool that will help the club move forward.

“The strength of our communities is the strength of our football netball clubs and this will only serve to make Broadford Netball Club stronger.”