Welcome to 2018. Let’s get our children active!
With Term 1 just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your family active in 2018 by taking advantage of the $207 million Active Kids initiative and signing your children up for organized sport.
With school recommencing for primary and high school students around NSW, parents are encouraged to take advantage of the Active Kids package, which provides $100 rebate vouchers per child involved. The initiative aims to reduce barriers to participation and help change the physical activity behaviour of children and young people in NSW. This initiative also reduces the everyday cost of sport for families who often have to find hundreds of dollars at the start of each year for registration fees. The program is not means tested.
All NSW children between 4.5 and 18 years old enrolled in primary or secondary school, including home-school and those participating in secondary school via TAFE NSW are eligible for the vouchers. The vouchers must be used on membership and registration fees on structured sporting programs of a minimum eight weeks duration. This can include:
- Swimming lessons;
- Structured fitness pursuits;
- Sport (league, tennis, netball, softball etc. on programs of 8 weeks or more); and
- Approved active recreation (dance etc.).
Parents and carers will be able to download their vouchers from 31 January, for updates please click here.