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Powell Media Release – Glass House clubs urged to get off the starting blocks and Get in the Game (1 July 2014)

Glass House sport and recreation clubs are urged to apply for funding in the next round of the Queensland Government’s highly successful Get Going and Get Playing programs.

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, said there was more than $14.5 million dollars available for clubs under this new round which opened on 1 July 2014 and closes on 1 September 2014.

Get Playing and Get Going are two of three programs that make up Get in the Game, a key initiative designed to get more children and young people involved in sport and recreation activities,” Mr Powell said.

“In round two, two clubs in Glass House shared in $139,395 of Get Playing funding to improve their infrastructure and facilities.

“In addition, seven clubs shared $51,552 in Get Going funding to provide better services and boost member numbers.”

Mr Powell said Glass House clubs that received funding under round two included:

  • 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 and 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 the first two rounds of Get Playing and Get Going had been overwhelming.

“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.

“With more than $24.5 million in total funding approved for Get Playing and Get Going following rounds one and two, I have no doubt round three will be just as popular with recreation and sport clubs.

“It has been very pleasing to see the positive outcomes so far and I look forward to seeing more improvements to our sport and recreation clubs state-wide through the current round of funding.”

“We have a strong plan for a brighter future that involves more Queenslanders, being more active, more often.

Round four of Get Started, the third program in the Get in the Game initiative, will open on 15 July 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- 1 July 2014

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