Five clubs share in $50,000 Local Sport Grants for 2023-2024

Five sporting clubs in Lismore, Dunoon, Goonellabah, Kyogle and Urbenville-Woodenbong will share $50,000 in Local Sport Grants, Lismore MP Janelle Saffin has announced.

STATE Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin today (1 May, 2024) has announced that five clubs are set to share $50,000 in the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program for 2023-2024.

Ms Saffin said the Local Sport Grant Program, administered by the NSW Office of Sport, continued to be popular among sporting organisations keen to upgrade facilities and equipment, or stage events and/or training.

“This funding will help our local clubs and their volunteers to provide more opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of sport and active recreation,” Ms Saffin said.

“I congratulate the funding recipients and look forward to seeing their priority projects delivered.”

This year’s recipients include:

  • Lismore Old Boys Rugby League Incorporated (Marist Brothers Rams Rugby League Football Club established in 1912) – creating pathways and a safe, inclusive culture that encourages girls and women to play and/or participate in rugby league through a coaching course, website and promotion — $20,000.
  • Dunoon United Football Club – towards building a chained backstop fence that will run behind two fields at Balzer Park to stop balls going into a dangerously overgrown and steep area. Club’s co-contribution to match funding. — $15,956.
  • Kyogle Boxing Club Incorporated – ‘Heat for Health Heart Healing and Recovery’ project, purchasing a four-person infrared sauna to complement other sports recovery methods such as hydrotherapy and massage — $7,729.
  • Goonellabah Football Club – ‘More boots on the field’ project involves two ‘come and try’ muster days leading into the 2024 season aimed at attracting more juniors, senior females and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players — $4,103.
  • Sporting Shooters Association of Australia NSW Urbenville-Woodenbong branch – purchasing wireless remotes and receivers for clay target throwers to improve safety at the range and allow more time for competition — $2,212.
  • Electorate-wide total — $50,000.

NSW Minister for Sport Steve Kamper said that a total of 579 local projects across the state had shared in $4.4 million in NSW Government funding under this year’s program.

“This year we have doubled the funding for individual projects, meaning grassroots community sports clubs and associations can provide more programs and equipment to support their participants,” Minister Kamper said.

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