Coffs Coast sports clubs have received funding for new equipment, programs and facilities to get more people involved in sport.
Seven sports clubs were among 836 sporting organisations across NSW to share in $3.9 million funding through under the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Local Sport Grant Program.
A total of $50,000 was awarded across the Coffs community for the following projects:
• Diggers Cricket Club – increase junior female participation by reducing costs
• Coffs Harbour Yacht Club – Learn to Sail program
• Souths Netball Club – introduction of inclusive uniforms
• Corindi Pony Club – purchase of equipment to promote better access to sporting programs
• Coffs Coast Outrigger Canoe Club – purchase of safety items to enable increased participation
• Northern Storm Football and Sports Club – new goalposts for Korora
• Coffs Harbour Crusaders Junior Rugby Union Club – all abilities access and seating.
Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the grants will help our local clubs to get more people involved in sport.
“Sport is a way of life on the Coffs Coast. These grants provide essential funds to clubs for programs, equipment and facilities that will enable more people of all ages and abilities to participate in sport,” Mr Singh said.
“Bringing communities together through sport provides many social, heath and economic benefits. Getting together with teammates on a weekend or mid-week to play sport is so important for our physical and mental health.”
Grants up to $20,000 were available under the program with up to $50,000 available in each electorate.
For more on the Local Sport Grants Program and the full list of grant recipients, visit: https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/grants/local-sport-grant-program