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Local Sporting Groups to Share in Funding

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State Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery MP, has welcomed the announcement that a number of sporting organisations will share in more than $27,000 of funding in the Wallsend electorate.

The Local Sport Grant Program aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport through club development, sports events, sport access, facility development and capital equipment.

Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery

 “I am very pleased to be able to provide this funding to local sporting clubs at the grassroots level.”

“This funding aims to increase regular and on-going participation and active recreation by encouraging more people to get moving and become active in their local area.”

“Sport is the lifeblood of communities and this money will help encourage people of all ages and abilities to get involved.”

“Whether it’s purchasing new match and training balls or helping subsidise the registration and equipment for refugees – this funding will help encourage more people to keep active in Wallsend.

The successful organisations were:

  • Hunter United Diving Academy– $5,000 – to help with hosting the 2017 NSW Country Diving Championships;
  • Wallsend Bowling Club Cooperative – $5,000 – for the purchase of bowls for the junior academy;
  • Wallsend District Swans Junior Australian Football Club – $4,054 – for the purchase of match and training balls;
  • Wallsend Football Club – $2,000 – for coach training and accreditation courses;
  • Wallsend Football Club – $5,000 – for subsidised registration, uniforms and equipment for the refugee community;
  • Wallsend Touch Association – $2,000 – for the purchase of two portable gazebos for sun protection;
  • Waterboard Bowling Club – $4,703 – for the upgrade of seating around the bowling green.