Some of Dubbo’s rising stars of the world game are taking to the field in style, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Local Sport Grant program (LSGP).
Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has announced $4,500 for the Macquarie United Football Club (MUFC) to update their jerseys and equipment.
“Like many of our local sporting clubs, the Sky Blues invest heavily in their juniors, who are the future of the world game here in Dubbo,” Mr Saunders said.
“It’s so important to do everything we can to encourage young people to be active, and team sports are a great way for them to develop their social, and emotional skills as well.
“And who knows? There could even be a future Socceroo or Matilda among them!”
Equipment officer Colin Hayden said the funding has been used to provide new club on-field playing jerseys for players from under-5s right up to under-17s – as well as training equipment including goals, bibs, activity markers, balls and coaching resources.
“Our valued MUFC players and volunteer coaches are already enjoying the benefits on and off the field,” Mr Hayden said.
“MUFC has already received feedback from parents, sponsors and community members that our players are representing MUFC with pride.
“Our updated training equipment is contributing to individual’s and teams’ development right across all age groups.”