South Pine Sports Association To get Playing
The first round of the Get Playing component in the Newman Government's $18 million grassroots funding program has been a huge hit with Queensland's sporting and recreation clubs. |
Acting Sport and Recreation Minister Tracy Davis today announced more than 80 Queensland clubs, including South Pine Sports Association, would receive grants of up to $100,000 to improve infrastructure and facilities.
Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, said South Pine Sports Association would benefit from Get Playing.
"Pine Rivers' grassroots sporting and recreation clubs are the backbone of our local communities and with this funding we're getting more children and young people playing sport and involved in recreation activities," Mr Holswich said.
"South Pine Sports Association will receive $100,000 to install lighting for multi-sports at their Brendale complex."
"This lighting will allow them to open up another field for night time use, allowing extra opportunities for junior cricket, cricket training, AFL training or potentially allowing new sports to be introduced to the complex."
"The Newman Government's flagship Get in the Game program is part of our commitment to easing the cost of living burden for Queensland families, and the initial response has been overwhelming," Ms Davis said.
"More than 240 clubs applied for round one of Get Playing and there were also over 900 applications for round one of Get Going, which provides up to $10,000 to assist clubs with equipment and activities to increase and sustain memberships."
"The first round of Get Started, a program which provides help with registration fees for kids who are least able to afford to join a sporting club, saw the allocations of 12,000 available vouchers exhausted in just three weeks."
"The Newman Government is ensuring local clubs will be improved with an array of upgrades, installations and new construction projects all made possible through Get Playing."
A full list of the 83 clubs who have received grants through the first funding round is available at http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/funding/getinthegame/index.html or by calling 1300 656 191.
A second Get in the Game funding round will open in July 2013.