With community sport set for a return across NSW in October, Orange Little Athletics Club will be well equipped to launch a new season.
The club took out the September round of Greater Bank's Greater Central West program and collected $2000 as a result, which they plan to invest in upgrading their canteen facilities.
Orange Little Athletics Club secretary, Katy Dunlop, said the last two seasons had been heavily interrupted due to COVID, which had in turn impacted the club's finances.
"Our canteen is our main source of revenue and with the club being shut down over the last two years it's put a hand break on our ability to raise funds," she said.
"We're going to use this money to do a refurbishment on the canteen. We want to update some of the equipment, which will allow us to prepare and sell a wider variety of food options to our members.
"We meet on a Friday night and usually wrap up around 7pm so many of our members rely on the canteen for their evening meal.
"It's great to be able to provide good quality and healthy food, particularly for those who travel some distance to participate.
"The timing of this funding couldn't have been better and we are looking forward to having the improvements ready for the start of our season."
The club has been operating for 45 years now after the disappointment of last two years, Ms Dunlop said they are excited by the prospect of running the weekly meet from early December.
Orange Little Athletics Club caters to children from four through to 17 and are still taking registrations.
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