Girls and young women across the Albury electorate who participate in local sport will be able to enjoy improved facilities, including change rooms, after a $2 million investment from the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government.
Liberal for Albury Justin Clancy welcomed the funding from the Office of Sport.
“This is a fantastic investment to encourage participation in sport for girls and young women,” Mr Clancy said.
“Sport plays a significant role in our local community. It is important that as we see the growth of participation by girls and young women in sports such as Aussie Rules and cricket, that we are able to provide them access to facilities that encourage them to feel included and welcomed.
The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government will be working with local Councils to identify priority areas for this grant funding.
“Melrose Park is one such example of a ground where we know there is a need of improving facilities,” Mr Clancy said.
“Anyone who has children or anyone who is interested in sport and rec can appreciate the importance of encouraging participation in sport, irrespective of gender.”
The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government has committed to encouraging young Australians participate in more local sport.
The hugely popular Active Kids program has been doubled so parents can access two $100 vouchers for each child to encourage them to become involved in sport across the entire year.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said from July 2019 families will be able to access two Active Kids vouchers with the twin aims of encouraging children to play sport from January to December and to further ease the cost of living for NSW families.
“This is all about making sports more accessible for more children across the State and by making it affordable for parents, we are doing our part to help make kids active and healthy.”