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SPORTS GRANTS ANNOUNCED FOR DUBBO, PARKES, FORBES, TRUNDLE AND TULLAMORE

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

The Member for Dubbo Troy Grant today announced that funding under the NSW Government 2011-12 Sport and Recreation Participation Program would see $800,000 in grants provided to local projects across the state for the purpose of getting more people playing sport

 “I am delighted to learn that the Australian Red Cross will receive $5,000 to go towards running the Midnight Basketball Program in Dubbo," said Mr Grant.

The Midnight Basketball Program started in Australia a number of years ago and was established in Redfern with the aim of giving the "at risk" youth of the area a sense of purpose and an improved work ethic.

"The program is now run in a number of regional centres including Dubbo and the organisers are looking for players and people to help out," said Mr Grant.

“Increasing participation in sport and physical activity is a key priority for the NSW Government and grassroots projects run in local communities are a great way to target people and groups that need a little extra help to participate in sport."

Other funding recipients in the Dubbo electorate include the Parkes Hockey Association who will receive $4,550 for improving the umpiring skills and abilities of members.

Parkes Little Athletics will receive $2,900 for ongoing coaching, Parkes Shire Council $8,400 for the 'Hey you kids protect your lids' bicycle program in Trundle and Tullamore and Forbes Dragon Boat Club will receive $5,770 for equipment, skills and coaching training and uniforms to encourage participation in dragon boating.

Mr Grant said the benefits of participation in sport are overwhelming.

 “Whether it’s teaching new migrants how to swim, getting youth off the streets at night and into basketball competitions, or providing training for volunteer umpires and referees, the end result of these projects is that more people in NSW will have the opportunity to participate in sport and physical activity," said Mr Grant.

“This is another excellent example of the NSW Government working with the local community to ensure the best possible outcomes for the people of Electorate."

For more information on the Sport and Recreation Participation Program visit the website at www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/grants or phone 13 13 02.


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