Christmas has come early for nine Glass House sport and recreation clubs, with round two of Get Playing and Get Going wrapping up for the year.
Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, said it was part of more than $14.5 million dollars approved for successful clubs under this round.
“Get Playing and Get Going are two of three programs that make up the Get in the Game initiative, a key election promise designed to get more children and young people involved in recreation activities,” Mr Powell said.
“In this round, two clubs in Glass House will share in $139,395 of Get Playing funding to improve their infrastructure and facilities.
“In addition, seven clubs will share $51,552 in Get Going funding to provide better services and boost member numbers.
“The Get in the Game focus is on promoting greater participation at the grassroots community level and supporting local clubs, and this funding announcement will achieve that in Glass House.”
Glass House clubs to receive funding are:
• Landsborough Tennis Club Incorporated ($100,000 Get Playing) to upgrade court surface and ancillary facilities.
• Maleny Rangers Football Club Incorporated ($39,395 Get Playing) to upgrade lighting on one field.
• Wamuran Branch Little Athletics Centre Incorporated ($9923 Get Going) to purchase equipment and accredit coaches.
• Palmwoods Bowls Club Incorporated ($8649 Get Going) to conduct a participation program, accredit volunteer coaches and purchase equipment.
• Elimbah Ladybirds Netball Club Incorporated ($9780 Get Going) to provide coach and umpire accreditation, first aid and club management training to volunteers and purchase equipment.
• Spiders Boxing Club Incorporated ($6950 Get Going) to conduct a membership drive, accredit and support volunteers and purchase equipment.
• Maleny Golf Club Incorporated ($6384 Get Going) to conduct a series of promotional come and try events, provide introductory skills sessions for new members and purchase junior equipment.
• Palmwoods Western Districts Junior Rugby League Football Club Incorporated ($5566 Get Going) to conduct come and try activities, accredit volunteers and purchase sports equipment.
• Caboolture PCYC ($4300 Get Going) to accredit coaches.
Sport and Recreation Minister Steve Dickson said the response from round one Get Playing and Get Going was overwhelming and round two was even more popular.
“During round two more than 280 Queensland clubs applied for Get Playing funding and more than 1,000 clubs applied for Get Going,” Mr Dickson said.
“The results show that this was an area the previous Labor Government was clearly ignoring.
“But we are making it right with more than $24.5 million in total funding approved for Get Playing and Get Going following rounds one and two.”
“It’s pleasing to see the positive outcomes resulting from round one funding and I look forward to seeing more improvements to our sport and recreation clubs state-wide.”
Round three of Get Started, the third program in the Get in the Game initiative, is due to open in early 2014 and assists children and young people with the costs to join a sport or recreation club.
Further details on Get in the Game are available at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/getinthegame.
[ENDS] 16 December 2013