Kids and clubs continue to Get in the Game

13/06/2014

Thousands of local children have already benefited from the Queensland Government’s Get in the Game program, and that number is about to grow. State Members for Kallangur and Pine Rivers, Trevor Ruthenberg and Seath Holswich, are pleased to announce that applications for the next round of open in July.

 

State Member for Kallangur, Trevor Ruthenberg said that the flagship sporting initiative is something locals should take advantage of.

 

“As a parent I understand that sometimes sporting costs can place a burden on the family budget, but this program can help lower the cost of living for families,” he said.

 

“I have met with many locals about this program and continued to support it, and I’m glad that we have contributed over $20 million towards sporting programs in the State Budget,” he added.

 

State Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich reiterated Mr Ruthenberg’s comments and said that the program gave all children an opportunity to get involved.

 

“26 per cent of vouchers were issued to children who had not played club sport before,” he said.

 

“Our plan is delivering a brighter future with more kids playing sport and getting healthy, and it is great to see so many local families already getting involved” he added.

 

This initiative has also been hugely supportive of local sport and recreation clubs, with nearly $50,000 distributed last year to local clubs for equipment and training under the Get Going and  Get Playing programs.

 

Many local clubs are seeing the advantages of this program, with one of the branch programs, Get Going, allowing sport and recreation clubs the opportunity to apply for subsidized costs for training equipment and infrastructure projects.

 

For more information on Get in the Game, visit www.nprsr.qld.gov.au