Children in the Mudgeeraba electorate have another reason for festive cheer with eight 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 Mudgeeraba, Ros Bates MP 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 Mudgeeraba.

“In this round, eight 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:

  • Gold Coast District Junior Rugby League to conduct a series of development clinics, come-and-try nights and skill development evenings and coach accreditation.
  • Heat Basketball Club to conduct a come and try membership drive and purchase equipment.
  • Hinterland Football Club to conduct come-and-try membership drive and purchase equipment.
  • Magic United FC to conduct a participation program for girls, provide coaching and referee courses and purchase equipment.
  • Mudgeeraba Bowls Club to conduct a promotional campaign and purchase equipment.
  • Mudgeeraba Spartans J.A.F.C to conduct coaching and first aid accreditation, deliver a come-and-try program, develop a website and purchase equipment.
  • Mudgeeraba Sports Club to conduct come-and-try days, a development program for girls, training for volunteers and purchase equipment.
  • Mudgeeraba Tennis Club to provide two junior development coach accreditation courses, a membership drive program 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.”

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