Active kids are healthy kids - NSW Nationals

Welcome to the NSW Nationals

Thank you for taking a moment to visit our website.

Unfortunately, your web browser is outdated and no longer supported.

For the best viewing experience, please update your web browser.

News & Video

Tell your friends about The Nationals

There's a lot going on around The Nationals and the easiest way to stay in touch is by registering your email address. We send weekly roundups of all our activity as well as special briefings for important events and policy announcements.

Active kids are healthy kids

The cost of kid’s sport just got a bit easier, with parents of school-aged children to receive a $100 rebate, making registrations for sporting clubs cheaper and more accessible but more importantly keeping our kids happy and healthy.

With kids now playing multiple sports over the year and registration fees ranging from $100 to $450, the $207 million commitment acknowledges the real financial cost of children’s sport. 

The measure also shows the Nationals and Liberals Government is serious about childhood obesity, committing to cut obesity rates in children by 5 per cent over the next 10 years. With the rebate aimed squarely at improving our children’s health, the Government’s initiative is a preventative measure towards reducing childhood obesity.

Easing the burden on families the rebate will encourage active lifestyles in our children and invest in both our major and community sporting facilities.

Sporting facilities will benefit from 2,500 defibrillators that will be issued to local clubs. NSW Government Sport and Recreation Centres will share in a $6 million funding pool for upgrades, and every surf club will be eligible to share in $4 million worth of grants. In addition, funding for regional sports have received an addition $2 million in this year’s Budget as part of Modernise and Optimise Regional Sport initiative.

 

For more information about the rebate, please visit https://sport.nsw.gov.au/sectordevelopment/activekids  

Read more feature stories