Pine Rivers Clubs urged to get off the starting blocks and Get in the Game


Pine Rivers sport and recreation clubs are urged to apply for funding in the next round of the Queensland Government’s highly successful Get Going and Get Playing programs.


Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich MP, said there was more than $14.5 million dollars available for clubs under this new round which opened on 1 July 2014 and closes on 1 September 2014.  


Get Playing and Get Going are two of three programs that make up Get in the Game, a key initiative designed to get more children and young people involved in sport and recreation activities,” he said.


“In round two, two clubs in Pine Rivers shared in $200,000 of Get Playing funding to improve their infrastructure and facilities.


“In addition, four clubs shared $32,689 in Get Going funding to provide better services and boost member numbers.”


Mr Holswich said the Pine Rivers clubs who received funding under round two were:


  • Pine Central Holy Spirit Rugby      League Football Club Incorporated ($100,000 Get Playing) to construct facilities at Les Hughes Sports      Complex.
  • Albany Creek Excelsior Football      Club Incorporated ($100,000 Get      Playing) to construct change rooms at South Pine Sporting Complex.
  • Albany Creek Excelsior Netball      Club Incorporated ($5743 Get Going)      to conduct coach education and training.
  • Pine Rivers Rapids Baseball Club      Incorporated ($8822 Get Going)      to conduct a junior member recruitment program and purchase equipment.
  • North Brisbane Water Polo Club      Incorporated ($8988 Get Going)      to conduct a school holiday come-and-try program, accredit coaches,      referees and first aid officers, undertake promotional activities and      purchase equipment.
  • Aspley Masters Australian      Football Club Incorporated ($9136 Get      Going) to conduct a participation program, accredit umpires and      purchase equipment.


Sport and Recreation Minister Steve Dickson said the response from the first two rounds of Get Playing and Get Going had been overwhelming.


“During round two, more than 280 Queensland clubs applied for Get Playing funding and more than 1,000 clubs applied for Get Going,” Mr Dickson said.


“With more than $24.5 million in total funding approved for Get Playing and Get Going following rounds one and two, I have no doubt round three will be just as popular with recreation and sport clubs.


“It has been very pleasing to see the positive outcomes so far and I look forward to seeing more improvements to our sport and recreation clubs state-wide through the current round of funding.”

“We have a strong plan for a brighter future that involves more Queenslanders, being more active, more often.

Round four of Get Started, will open on 15 July 2014 and assists children and young people with the costs to join a sport or recreation club.


Further details on Get in the Game are available at