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FOURTEEN LOCAL SPORTING GROUPS SHARE IN $50,000 FUNDING

November 26, 2018

The Illawarra Basketball Association has been awarded $5000 to help with registration subsidies and the purchase of new uniforms under the Local Sport Grants Program for 2018-19.

 

Thirteen other local sporting groups will also share in funding to upgrade facilities, purchase new uniforms and equipment, subsidise registration, coach accreditation and host community sporting events:

 

 

ORGANISATION

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

FUNDING

Berkeley Netball Club Inc

 

Purchase of equipment for junior players

$1,000.00

 

Illawarra District Table Tennis Association

 

Purchase of championship standard tables 

$2,000.00

 

Illawarra Triathlon Club Inc

 

Purchase of timing equipment

$5,000.00

 

Illawarra United Representative Football Club

 

Purchase of portable goal posts and nets 

$4,500.00

 

Port Kembla Australian Football Club

 

Purchase of uniforms and equipment

$5,000.00

 

Surf Life Saving Illawarra

 

Purchase of equipment to assist with registrations and training

$4,356.00

 

The Illawarra Basketball Association

 

Subsidised registration and purchase of uniforms

$5,000.00

 

Towradgi Surf Life Saving Club Inc

 

Installation of doors and shutters to improve safety

$6,639.00

 

University of Wollongong Football Club Juniors

 

Subsidised registration fees , purchase of uniforms and equipment for players from the Humanitarian Settlement Program 

$3,000.00

 

Wests Illawarra Aquatic Swim Club

 

Purchase of a portable scoreboard and adapter to the miniboard 

$5,000.00

 

Windang Surf Lifesaving Club

 

Provision of training resources for coaches and officials

$1,064.00

 

Windang Tennis Club

 

Provision of foundation coach accreditation courses 

$1,350.00

 

Wollongong Cardinals Baseball Club

 

Purchase of equipment and uniforms

$4,500.00

 

Wollongong Croquet Club Inc

 

Purchase of equipment for interclub tournaments 

$1,600.00

 

 

In the meantime, Wollongong local government area continues to be excluded from other funding programs, including the Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund and the Greater Sydney Sports Facility, denying many Wollongong sporting groups from any source of funding under these programs.

 

Comments attributable to Paul Scully MP:

 

“I’m very pleased to announce that 14 local sporting groups in the Wollongong electorate will share in $50,000 funding under the Local Sport Grants Program for 2018-19.

 

“Sport plays a vital role in the lives of so many people and this funding will help more people participate in the sports they love and stay fit and healthy.

 

“All of the sporting groups sharing in this funding are well respected, grass root community organisations serving their local codes and suburbs so well.

 

“I’m delighted to be able to provide some extra funding assistance towards their projects.

 

“Today’s announcement is bittersweet for local sporting groups as, disappointingly, the Berejiklian Government continues to deny sporting groups in the Wollongong local government area from the chance to apply for funding under the Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund and Greater Sydney Sports Facility.”

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