STATE GOVERNMENT DELIVERS AGAIN FOR GRASSROOTS PINE RIVERS SPORT

09/12/2014

Children and sports lovers in the Pine Rivers electorate have another reason for festive cheer with six sport and recreation clubs approved this week for Get Going funding grants.

 

Get Going provides clubs with better resources, equipment and services for attracting and retaining members, as part of the Queensland Government’s Get in the Game initiative. 

 

“Sport and recreation clubs are an integral part of the local community and it’s important that they have access to the proper resources, equipment and training opportunities,” Mr Seath Holswich, Member for Pine Rivers, said.

 

Get in the Game is focused on promoting greater participation at the grassroots community level and supporting local clubs and this funding will help achieve that in Pine Rivers.”

 

“In this round, six local clubs will receive a total of $49,160 in Get Going funding for projects that support members or create opportunities for more people to become members.”

 

The clubs and projects receiving funding are:

• Brisbane North Region Baseball Association to conduct a membership drive to attract girls, deliver a new girls competition, provide coach and umpire accreditation and purchase equipment ($9,275)

• Dayboro and Districts Junior Rugby League Sports Club to conduct training and mentoring for committee volunteers ($7,695)

• Pine Rivers Memorial Bowls Club to conduct a membership drive, coach accreditation and purchase equipment ($9,940)

• Pine Rivers Netball Association to provide coach accreditation, conduct development program for players and coaches and a representative program for players ($6,550)

• Pine Rivers PCYC to purchase seven tumbling mats to support tumbling, cheering and dancing activities ($10,000)

• South Pine Touch Football Association to provide referee and coach accreditation ($5,700)

 

Mr Holswich said the Queensland Government was keen to encourage more families to get involved in sport and recreation.

 

“Getting more people involved in sport and recreation activities is part of our strong plan for a healthier and more active Queensland.

 

“We made an election commitment to get more Queenslanders involved in recreation and sport and we are delivering through these highly successful Get in the Game programs,” Mr Dickson said.

 

Under the Newman LNP Government, Pine Rivers sport and recreation clubs have benefitted from $2,219,519 in various State Government grants.

 

“I am proud to be delivering for Pine Rivers sporting clubs, but there is more to do and we will continue with our strong plan for sport in Pine Rivers.”

 

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

 

ENDS

 

Media Contacts:

Seath Holswich’s Office: 3205 6779