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Funding boost for sporting groups

Michael Johnsen, Member for Upper Hunter has today announced $48,256 in NSW Government funding for 9 sporting clubs in Upper Hunter as part of the 2015/16 Local Sport Grant Program.

Mr Johnsen said the main aim of this program is to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport and active recreation in NSW.

“Funding has been provided for a variety of needs including building upgrades, new equipment purchases and administrative costs for these clubs throughout the Upper Hunter Electorate,” Mr Johnsen said.

The sporting groups benefitting from the funding in the Upper Hunter Electorate are:

Aberdeen Senior and Little Athletics Centre Inc


Howe Park Tennis Club


Merriwa Swimming Club Inc


Muswellbrook Ladies Mixed & Junior Touch Association


Muswellbrook Little Athletics Centre Inc


Quirindi Sporting Clay Target Club


Scone Gymnastics Club


Singleton Amateur Swimming Club Inc


Singleton Australian Football Club Inc


“I was delighted to visit most of the clubs to congratulate them in person, and to present them with confirmation of their funding,” Mr Johnsen said.

“Sport is a huge part of our local way of life, and the Nationals in Government recognise how important it is to our Upper Hunter Electorate communities, for both social and health reasons. 

“The NSW Government is committed to delivering the best infrastructure to the people of NSW and I look forward to seeing the benefits of this upgrade for our local communities” Mr Johnsen concluded.

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