Sports clubs get a ‘massive’ boost

BOOST: MPs Tanya Davies (centre) and Stuart Ayres (right) with Danielle Graham, Caitlin Xerri, Kayla Graham, Megan Williams, Joanne Bissett and Chelsea Sciberras.

BOOST: MPs Tanya Davies (centre) and Stuart Ayres (right) with Danielle Graham, Caitlin Xerri, Kayla Graham, Megan Williams, Joanne Bissett and Chelsea Sciberras.

New uniforms and training courses for budding coaches will be the result of a “massive” funding boost for junior sport clubs in the Mulgoa electorate.

St Clair Netball Club and Colyton St Clair Little Athletics Club are among seven clubs in Mulgoa set to share $36,000 in grants from the state government.

Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies said most sporting clubs in her electorate were largely run by volunteers.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our local sporting clubs, which encourage healthier lifestyles,” she said.

“Now seven clubs across Mulgoa will benefit from a massive funding boost for vital club activities, from essential training to equipment and new uniforms.”

St Clair Netball Club president Joanne Bissett said the $7000 grant would boost player and volunteer numbers.

“This grant aims to keep entry fees at a minimum which we hope in turn will encourage more young players to participate,” she said.

“These funds will be allocated to the development of coaches and trainers with accreditation courses, giving more young people the confidence to volunteer.”

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres joined Ms Davies to present St Clair with its grant. Mr Ayres said the grants were part of a $3.5 million package to be distributed across 650 projects in NSW: “Sporting clubs are the heart and soul of the Mulgoa community and now we’re able to… help [the clubs] along,” he said.

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