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Funding to put local sport back in the game

ByMary M. Ward

Jun 8, 2022

Upper Hunter Constituency Sports Clubs have received funding for new equipment, programs and facilities to involve more people in sport following the award of grants under the NSW Nationals under the state government local sports grant program.

More than 800 sports organizations across the state will share $3.9 million in funding under the 2021-22 program.

In the Upper Hunter constituency, 14 local sports clubs are receiving a share of $50,000 in funding for projects including:

• A seating upgrade for Singleton United Rugby League Football Club;
• The Denman Junior Cricket Association has funds for a lawn roller;
• The Muswellbrook Pistol Club will purchase a zero turn mower;
• Coaches accreditation can be undertaken by Scone Triathlon Club female coaches;
• The Quirindi Polo Carnival Club plans to increase and encourage continued participation in the Country Polo Carnival;
• The Gloucester District Tennis Association has financial support for the Gloucester Seniors Tournament 2022; and,
• Avon Valley Field Archers will host a cross-club and adaptive archery competition.

Upper Hunter Nationals MP Dave Layzell said the grants would help Quirindi sports clubs in Gloucester and across the Hunter Valley get more people involved.

“Sport is a way of life in many of these communities,” Layzell said.

“These grants provide vital funds to our local clubs for programs, equipment and facilities that will enable more people of all ages and abilities to participate in sport.”

Grants of up to $20,000 were available under the program, with up to $50,000 available in each electorate.

For more information on the Local Sport Grants program and a full list of grant recipients, visit: https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/grants/local-sport-grant-program