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Local Sports Groups Receive Much-Needed Funding

Local sporting clubs and organisations are set to receive funding totalling $50,000 from the NSW Government’s $4.65 million Local Sport Grant Program, which will provide funds for much-needed upgrades, equipment, and training.

Five organisations in the local area have received funding, including:

  • $15,000 to Connells Point Rovers FC for their Growing the women’s game program.
  • $12,497 to Football St George for Junior Girls Representative Program – Team Gear and Equipment.
  • $5,716 to Football St George for Football4All – Gear & Equipment.
  • $6,100 to Georges River District Cricket Club for a new Bowling Machine & Frogbox.
  • $6,683 to Georges River Rugby for Rugby Club Equipment.
  • $4000 to St Joseph's Riverwood Sports Club for their Looking the part @Joeys program.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure welcomed the funding announcements as big wins for community-run grassroots sports in the local area.

“Community sport is in our blood. From the big wins and the losses to the post-game McDonalds reward, we all love our grassroots sports and are grateful to the many volunteers who give up their time to make sure everything runs smoothly.” Mr Coure said.

“This funding will go a long way to ensure that our local sporting clubs have the equipment and programs they need to continue giving our kids and adults a place to hone their skills and get active.”

“It is so important to support grassroots sports as a means of creating a sense of community and encouraging volunteering in our local area. I am extremely happy to see these deserving sporting clubs and organisations receive this funding.