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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:







Berkeley Netball Club Inc


Purchase of equipment for junior players



Illawarra District Table Tennis Association


Purchase of championship standard tables 



Illawarra Triathlon Club Inc


Purchase of timing equipment



Illawarra United Representative Football Club


Purchase of portable goal posts and nets 



Port Kembla Australian Football Club


Purchase of uniforms and equipment



Surf Life Saving Illawarra


Purchase of equipment to assist with registrations and training



The Illawarra Basketball Association


Subsidised registration and purchase of uniforms



Towradgi Surf Life Saving Club Inc


Installation of doors and shutters to improve safety



University of Wollongong Football Club Juniors


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



Wests Illawarra Aquatic Swim Club


Purchase of a portable scoreboard and adapter to the miniboard 



Windang Surf Lifesaving Club


Provision of training resources for coaches and officials



Windang Tennis Club


Provision of foundation coach accreditation courses 



Wollongong Cardinals Baseball Club


Purchase of equipment and uniforms



Wollongong Croquet Club Inc


Purchase of equipment for interclub tournaments 




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.”