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44 SPORT THURSDAY MARCH 29 2018 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 FRESH from a successful 2017/18 season ending in grand final day this past weekend, the Alice Springs Basketball Association has received more good news. ASBA have received a $7000 grant from Holden as part of the Holden Home Ground Advantage program, aimed at helping improve facilities at grassroots sporting locations across Australia. The grant comes at the perfect time for Alice Springs Basketball according to Administrator Deb Bray with the Association just taking over ownership of their own canteen facilities. Bray said the grant will help the Association provide players and spectators with the best experience possible with the canteen facilities going to a new level. At the end of our Challenge season in 2017 (the Alice Springs Basketball Association) ended up taking the canteen over from its previous owners, Bray said. The people that were in there before had everything so when we took over we didnt have any equipment or anything. We applied for a Holden Home Ground Advantage grant, they do grants throughout the year and we put in for $7000. Whenever we get any grant I get really excited because it is exciting. Matthew Kittle from Peter Kittle's Motor Company hands a cheque to ASBA president Steve Axten. Alice Springs 21 March 2018. Picture: EMMA MURRAY ASBA receive $7000 grant Canteen facilities to get an overhaul Its really difficult with the economic climate for people to give donations and support things so the fact that we got this one is really fantastic. The upgrade in canteen facilities continues the overhaul of the basketball stadium on Traeger Avenue with the courts recently getting resurfaced. Bray said its an exciting time to be involved in the sport in Alice Springs, adding that the facilities in town have never been this impressive. Id like to think (that it might help bring people to basketball), she said. Weve never had a cappuccino machine and we have a lot of different things now. We have our new courts, new lights and solar has been installed and even cold water bubblers which we havent had before. Our backboards are now the right dimensions meaning anyone can come and play here and our big new fans will go in next month as well. ANTHONY GEPPA Whenever we get any grant I get really excited because it is exciting. A D M I N I S T R A T O R D E B B R AY YOUR WAY INTO INCREASED BUSINESS... CALL RACHEL ON 8944 9902 email@example.com PLACE YOUR ADVERT IN THE NT News bizINDEX... BITE bizINDEX Trades & Services publishes in Fridays Centralian Advocate each week Eggciting Easter Special 3 Course Dinner $53pp Barra on Todd Restaurant Bookings: PH 8951 4545