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Football St George - Local Sport Grant Program

Hansard ID: HANSARD-1323879322-141343

Hansard session: Fifty-Eighth Parliament, First Session (58-1)

Football St George - Local Sport Grant Program

Mr MARK COURE (Oatley)

—Speaker, I have said it time and time again, but grassroots sport is truly one of the cornerstones of my community. I am so privileged that my local area is home for so many great sporting organisations. Today, I would like to specifically recognise Football St George, who recently received funding under the Local Sport Grant Program. Football St George received just over $18,000 to support the great work they do in our community. Specifically, this funding will enable Football St George to buy equipment and gear for their 'Football4all' program. This is an inclusive program which promotes football participation for children and young adults with diverse needs. The funding will also allow team equipment to be purchased for their Junior Girls Representative Program, allowing our next sporting superstars to grow and develop their skills in a supportive environment. I would like to congratulate everyone from Football St George, including Chair Irene Hatzipetros, Chair Phillip Brown, as well as the team of directors and staff who have been fantastic advocates. I sincerely look forward to seeing the difference that this funding will make in our community.