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Local Sports Grants Announced

In a major boost to local sporting groups Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, has announced the recipients of the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program.

“Sport is a way of life for our local community. Local sport groups gives our children an outlet to hone their skills, socialise and stay fit be healthy.” Mr Coure said.

“There are many sporting codes on offer in our local area and these sporting clubs are an integral part of our community as they bring people together around their shared love of sport.”

“I am thrilled that the NSW Government is continuing to invest in our local sporting community, and I am sure this funding will go a long way to supporting the growth of our amazing local sports groups.”

The NSW Government’s Local Sport Program will provide essential funds to local sport clubs for development programs, equipment and upgraded facilities, enabling more people of all ages and abilities to participate in sport.

Local sporting clubs in the Oatley electorate which received funding include:

• Oatley Football Club - $5,000 to purchase training gear and $2,000 to provide coaches for grassroots soccer competitions

• St George Football Association - $1,980 to help female coaches obtain skills training certificates and $5,000 to purchase gear and equipment for girls soccer competitions

• Connells Point Sailing Club - $900 to support boat training programs

• St George Australian Football Club - $15,000 to refurbish their clubhouse toilets

• Forest Rangers Football Club - $15,000 to install tiered spectator seating at Gannons Park

Minister for Tourism and Sport, Stuart Ayres, said bringing communities together through sport provided many social, health and economic benefits.

“Project funded by the Local Sport Grant Program will play a vital role in bringing communities together and give people the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of sport.” Minister Ayres said.