Christmas has come early for nine sport and recreation clubs in the Maroochydore electorate, with round two of the State Government’s Get Playing and Get Going funding announced today.
Member for Maroochydore said it was part of more than $14.5 million dollars approved for Queensland clubs under this funding round.
Get Playing and Get Going are two of three programs that make up the State Government’s Get in the Game initiative to get more children and young people involved in recreation activities.
“The Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe Club was successful in winning $65,758 of Get Playing funding to improve their infrastructure and facilities,” Ms Simpson said.
“They were also awarded $10,000 to purchase four specially adapted outrigger canoes for people with a disability.”
“Altogether the nine clubs will share over $130, 000 in funding to provide better services and boost club membership numbers.
“This funding will be a significant boost to local clubs and the local community.”
Clubs to receive funding in the Maroochydore electorate:
- Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe Club Incorporated ($65,758 Get Playing) to install shade cover and construct equipment shed.
- The Mooloolaba Yacht Club Limited ($9,720 Get Going) to conduct an introductory junior development program.
- The Maroochydore Beach Bowls Club Incorporated ($4,509 Get Going) to conduct a promotional campaign to increase active membership.
- North Shore Football Club Incorporated ($7,767 Get Going) to conduct a series of come and try activities, accredit volunteers and conduct a promotional campaign to introduce a girls team.
- Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club Incorporated ($9,546 Get Going) to purchase adjustable surf skis for junior training.
- Maroochy Squash Club Incorporated ($5,020 Get Going) to conduct come and try events to attract members, provide coach accreditation and purchase sporting equipment.
- Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe Club Incorporated ($10,000 Get Going) to purchase four adapted outrigger canoes to support come and try programs for people with a disability.
- Sunshine Coast Futsal Association Incorporated ($9,985 Get Going) to provide coach accreditation and conduct a membership drive, including a series of come and try activities.
- Coolum Football Club Incorporated ($8,802 Get Going) to purchase equipment and distribute advertising flyers.
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.