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North Queensland clubs & Sunshine Coast venues secure sports grants

Treasurer and Minister for Sport, Curtis Pitt, says sport and recreation groups in North Queensland and Sunshine Coast sports and recreation groups have received an AU$1.7m ‘boost’ under two state government funding schemes.

 

Pitt advised that Sunshine Coast’s sports and recreation groups have received a $1.7m boost under two state government funding schemes, and noted that the statewide grants would help establish new facilities, buy new equipment, and encourage greater participation at the grassroots level.

 

Pitt said:

This year we have seen the world’s best compete in Rio at the Olympic Games and we’ll see the same high standards of competition when the Commonwealth Games are again held in Queensland in 2018. 

 

But every sports star who shines at the Olympic or Commonwealth Games usually began their climb to the top at their local sports club. 

 

Who knows how many stars of the future will be helped and encouraged by these grants to community clubs and associations under these two popular programs.

 

Pitt said the latest funding to clubs and organisations across Queensland included:

 

  • More than $13m to support 164 capital works projects in the latest round of the Get Playing Places and Spaces program providing up to $100,000 to develop new, upgraded or replacement sport and recreation infrastructure, and 
  • $3.5m to 539 clubs and organisations under the Get Going Clubs program providing grants up to $7,500 to encourage greater participation in sport and recreation in local communities

 

Pitt added:

I look forward to seeing the new, improved and replacement infrastructure projects that will come out of this latest round of the Get Playing Places and Spaces program — ranging from playing fields and courts, through to clubhouses and lights. 

 

The Get Going Clubs funding to encourage greater participation is an investment in local communities as well as an investment in our sporting future because every state, national or international sports star began their rise to the top at the grassroots level. 

 

Through this great program, hundreds of clubs across the state have received funding to train volunteers, purchase equipment and run activities, which will increase participation opportunities in their local area. 

 

Participation in sport and recreation delivers many skills to individuals whether they are active players, or if they help run their local club. It means more involvement in their community and that means stronger, more active, and healthier local communities right across Queensland.

 

Pitt said the funding package represented the outcomes of Round 5 of both the Get Playing Places and Spaces and Get Going Clubs programs.

 

Further information can be found online at: www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/getinthegame 

 

DETAILS OF ROUND 5 – SUNSHINE COAST SPORT AND RECREATION FUNDING:

Get Playing Places and Spaces

  • Caloundra Mallet Sports Club – $71,472 to construct two new croquet courts, including laser level, drainage and irrigation
  • Caloundra and Districts Rugby League Football Club – $100,000 to install sports field lighting to 100 lux
  • Mary Valley Stags Rugby League Club – $100,000 to upgrade lighting
  • Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club – $100,000 to extend a clubhouse
  • Gympie & Districts Netball Association – $75,250 to construct a new amenities block including all ability toilet, access and change rooms
  • Gympie and District Hockey Association – $92,936 to upgrade field lights
  • Gympie Australian Football Club – $100,000 to upgrade lighting to 100 lux
  • Buderim Cricket Club – $100,000 to construct a five wicket cricket block at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Coolum Tennis Club – $73,550 to upgrade lighting to from 200 lux to 350 lux
  • Coolum & District Netball Association – $39,732 to resurface courts
  • Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association – $69,447 to install gymnastics flooring including sprung floor, tumbling strip and a carpeted landing mat
  • Bush Rangers Mountain Bike Club Sunshine Coast – $100,000 to construct new and upgrade existing trails
  • Cooroy Gymnastics Club – $59,743 to upgrade existing flooring
  • Noosa District Junior Rugby League Football Club – $100,000 to upgrade lighting
  • Noosa Tennis Club – $100,000 to construct permanent roof over one outdoor court
  • Noosa Australian Football Club – $67,917 to upgrade lights and cabling

 

And those receiving grants through the ‘Get Going Clubs’ scheme include:

  • Buderim United Churches Soccer Club – $7,480 to conduct coaching courses, train volunteers in technology and purchase bench seating, a number wall and equipment bags
  • Maroochy Beach Gymnastics Association – $7,500 to train volunteers in governance, asset management and succession planning
  • Maroochy Roos Junior Australian Football Club – $7,500 to purchase a portable scoreboard and siren
  • Mountain Creek Mooloolaba Swimming Club – $6,300 to conduct two come and try days and purchase timing equipment
  • Unity College Soccer Club – $2,624 to conduct a marketing and promotion campaign
  • Colts Cricket Club – $7,500 to purchase equipment including playing equipment, two portable shade structures and two tablet computers
  • Football Gympie – $6,446 to provide first aid and referee accreditation, level 2 sports medicine and referee electronic training and purchase training equipment
  • Coolum & District Netball Association – $7,500 to train volunteers in marketing, social media and technology and provide umpire and coach mentoring
  • Coolum Beach Junior Rugby League Club – $6,486 to conduct level 1 and level 2 Sports Trainer courses and CPR courses for volunteers and purchase equipment including safety vests and a portable shade tent
  • Sunshine Coast Futsal Association – $7,500 to train and mentor committee members in governance, committee operations and financial management
  • Mapleton Bowls Club Incorporated – $6,754 to purchase equipment including a scarifier, lawn leveller and coloured balls
  • Nambour Yandina United Soccer Club – $7,500 to train and mentor club committee members in governance, committee operations and financial management
  • Woombye Snakes Football Club – $7,140 to purchase equipment including one junior and one senior set of portable goal posts
  • Noosa Lions Football Club – $7,500 to conduct a junior development program and purchase equipment including a set of goals, cones, bibs and balls

 

In regards to North Queensland, Pitt said that the grants made under two statewide programs would help clubs, associations and local councils to establish new or upgraded facilities, buy new equipment, and encourage greater participation at the grassroots level.

 

The latest funding to clubs and organisations across Queensland includes:

 

  • More than $13m in statewide funds to support 164 capital works projects in the latest round of the Get Playing Places and Spaces program providing up to $100,000 to develop new, upgraded or replacement sport and recreation infrastructure, and 
  • $3.5m to 539 clubs and organisations under the Get Going Clubs program providing grants up to $7,500 to encourage greater participation in sport and recreation in local communities

 

Pitt said:

I look forward to seeing the new, improved and replacement infrastructure projects in communities throughout or region as a result of this latest round of the Get Playing Places and Spaces program — ranging from playing fields and courts, through to clubhouses and new lights.

 

Member for Mundingburra and Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland, Coralee O’Rourke, said that she welcomed the funding boost for local sport and recreation groups:

The latest round of grants under the Get Going Clubs program will see local clubs buy new equipment, conduct training or accreditation courses, and conduct activities to encourage new members to sign up.

 

Member for Thuringowa, Aaron Harper, said local sporting groups helped build a stronger community by developing personal and team skills. Adding:

They are usually run by volunteers who also contribute their skills and dedication. So it is good to see these latest state government grants recognise their efforts and help clubs achieve their goals to expand and reach out to the wider community.

 

Member for Townsville, Scott Stewart, said local sporting groups were the incubators of the elite athletes and sports “stars” seen on the world stage:

Everyone has to start somewhere and for all international sports stars it was probably at their local club where they learned their skills that took them on to the national and international stage.

 

NORTH QUEENSLAND SPORTS GRANTS: 

Get Playing, Places and Spaces

  • Bowen Golf Club – $43, 555 to install irrigation to support golf at Bowen
  • Home Hill Tennis Association – $100, 000 to resurface courts, and replace lights and fencing
  • Norths Cricket Club – $10,504 to upgrade the cricket pitch
  • Burdekin Shire Council – $57, 736 to install shade structure over the Ayr Skate Park
  • Mission Beach Outrigger Canoe Club – $100,000 to construct a new training and storage facility
  • Guides Queensland – $100,000 to construct an undercover activity area
  • Hinchinbrook Shire Council – $100,000 to construct a multisport court at Lucinda
  • Herbert River Gun Club – $56, 278 to construct toilet facilities for clay target shooting in Ingham
  • Western Suburbs Tennis Club – $52, 240 to resurface courts at Townsville
  • Brothers Leagues Club (Townsville) – $100, 000 to replace field lighting

 

Those to receive funding under the Get Going Clubs scheme include:

  • Burdekin BMX Club – $7,158 to purchase equipment including custom built portable safety jump boards, handheld UHF radios with headsets and zero offset stems
  • Burdekin Football Juniors – $7,500 to purchase training equipment including agility ladders, speed hurdles, coaching sticks, training mannequins and balls
  • Burdekin Touch Association Incorporated – $7,500 to conduct foundation coaching and level 1 and 2 referee accreditation courses
  • Home Hill Tennis Association – $7,500 to train and mentor volunteers in club governance, succession planning and use of technology
  • Swimming North Queensland – $7,430 to purchase equipment, including portable shade structures and laptops
  • Townsville City Netball Association – $7,500 to conduct coaching and umpiring accreditation, conflict resolution training and deliver a series of come and try days
  • Townsville Hockey Association – $7,500 to train volunteers in governance, management and administration, volunteer management, policies and practices, risk management, child protection, member protection, financial management and fraud protection practices
  • Wulguru United Football Club – $7,500 to purchase equipment and conduct education and training to support volunteers
  • Mission Beach Petanque Club – $7,202 to purchase equipment including a portable light system, power distribution system and a generator 
  • Tully Netball Association – $7,260 to conduct level 1 coaching and refereeing courses and purchase equipment
  • Tully Tennis & Social Club – $5,913 to purchase equipment including four mini tennis nets, a restringing machine, laptop and printer
  • Rebels Football Club – $7,500 to conduct a series of ‘come and try’ days, deliver goal keeping, coaching skills and first aid training and purchase equipment
  • South Townsville Bowls Club – $7,500 to train and mentor volunteers in club governance, committee and asset management

 

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