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Powell Media Release – Clubs in Glass House get growing with Get Going (19 December 2014)

Children in the Glass House electorate have another reason for festive cheer with six sport and recreation clubs approved for Get Going funding grants.

Get Going provides clubs with better resources, equipment and services for attracting and retaining members, as part of the Queensland Government’s Get in the Game initiative.

“Sport and recreation clubs are an integral part of the local community and it’s important that they have access to the proper resources, equipment and training opportunities,” Member for Glass House Andrew Powell said.

“Get in the Game is focused on promoting greater participation at the grassroots community level and supporting local clubs and this funding will help achieve that in Glass House.

“In this round, six clubs will receive Get Going funding for projects that support members or create opportunities for more people to become members.”

The clubs and projects receiving funding are:

• Conondale Swimming Pool Committee to provide accreditation and training to volunteers.
• Maleny Bowls Club to conduct a membership drive and purchase new equipment, including junior bowls.
• Maleny Junior Rugby Union to conduct a membership drive, coach accreditation and governance training.
• Maleny Swimming Club to provide training sessions for females and purchase equipment.
• Sunshine Coast Bowmen to conduct a membership drive targeting female participants, provide instructor accreditation and purchase equipment.
• Wamuran Netball Club to conduct coach and umpire accreditation and purchase equipment.

Recreation and Sport Minister Steve Dickson said the Queensland Government was keen to encourage more families to get involved in sport and recreation.

“We made an election commitment to get more young Queenslanders involved in recreation and sport and we are delivering through these highly successful Get in the Game programs,” Mr Dickson said.

“We have seen some great results since this initiative kicked off in 2012, with more than 67,000 vouchers issued to assist kids who can least afford to participate in sport or recreation.

“We’ve also helped 1330 clubs with activities to increase participation and approved 360 infrastructure and facilities projects.

“There is more to do though and we will continue with our strong plan for the future.”

For more information on Get in the Game, visit www.nprsr.qld.gov.au

[ENDS] 19 December 2014

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