The State Government is continuing to deliver on its election promises by distributing over $7 million to community sporting clubs and organisations since March.
The Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, Corey Wingard, along with Premier Steven Marshall MP today visited some of these clubs and presented more than $4.3 million collectively in grants to support their facilities and encourage sports participation in local communities.
“These grants are a testament to the importance of supporting local sporting clubs for the benefit of their participants and their communities,” said Minister Wingard.
“Most of these venues not only support sports clubs and activities but are also a valuable resource for others in their local community.”
The State Government has so far allocated $7,262,500 in grants to assist local sports clubs and community organisations since it was elected to office in March this year.
Minister Wingard said the local sports club is not only an important place to engage with other members of the community but can also be a springboard for the development of elite athletes.
“South Australia has seen many great sports men and women who have relied on the support of community facilities such as the ones which I visited with the Premier today, said Minister Wingard.
“The Marshall Government has been firm on its commitment to support these important community facilities through these grants.
“This government is creating more opportunities for young people to engage in sports and recreation activities and to share an interest with others in their community.”
The State Government has distributed the following grants to suburban sports clubs and community organisations so far this year:
- Blackwood Bowling Club – $90,000
- Bridgewater Callington Raiders Football Club – $50,000
- Campbelltown Council (three grants inclusive for separate venues) – $1,990,000
- Coromandel Valley Ramblers Cricket Club – $80,000
- Cove Sports and Community Centre – $80,000
- Flagstaff Community Centre – $500,000
- Hallett Cove Scout Group – $20,000
- Henley Football Club – $500,000
- Holdfast Bay Council – $2,000,000
- Lakes Sports and Community Club – $190,000
- Lobethal Cricket Club – $20,000
- Marion Council (three grants inclusive for separate venues) – $182,000
- Mitcham Council – $68,500
- North Adelaide Croquet Club – $20,000
- South Australian Ice Sports Federation – $315,000
- Tea Tree Gully Council - (two grants inclusive for separate venues) – $670,000
- Tea Tree Gully Gym Sports – $20,000
- Unley Football Club – $100,000
- Western Strikers Soccer Club – $120,000
- Willunga Recreation Park - $250,000