Official Media Release

Local sports clubs share in $4 million state government funding

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter is delighted to announce that sport and recreation clubs across the Upper Hunter electorate have been successful in securing $49,960 in funding from the NSW Government for new equipment, facilities and programs through the Local Sport Grants Program.

Thirteen sport and recreation clubs will each receive grants of up to $20,000 in the latest round of funding which sees $4.2 million awarded to sports and recreation clubs across the state.

The grants will be used to increase participation, upgrade facilities and equipment and help train coaches and volunteers.

“Sport is a vital part of our Upper Hunter electorate community,” Mr Johnsen said.

“These grants will provide essential funds to our local clubs to help increase participation in sport and active recreation and contribute to improved social, health and cultural outcomes.

Grant recipients in the Upper Hunter Electorate were:

Avon Valley Field Archers $4,928.00
Clarence Town Football Club Inc $4,720.00
Dungog Pony Club Inc $5,000.00
Gloucester Gymnastics Club Inc $3,950.00
Gloucester Pony Club Inc $3,603.00
Gresford Bowling Club $4,976.00
Merriwa and District Little Athletics Centre Inc $1,740.00
Muswellbrook Amateur RSL Youth Swimming Club $2,500.00
Muswellbrook Little Athletics Club $2,000.00
Scone Triathlon Club $1,114.00
Singleton Amateur Swimming Club Inc $2,000.00
Singleton Clay Target Club Inc $8,000.00
Singleton Pony Club Inc $4,227.00
Singleton Pony Club Inc $1,202.00

“Some of the projects that have been funded include Clarence Town Football Club, Merriwa and District Little Athletics Centre Inc, Singleton Clay Target Club Inc ,” added Mr. Johnsen.

“Tackling childhood obesity and increasing regular and on-going participation in sport and active recreation for people of all ages is a NSW Government priority.

“These funds will help encourage people in our Upper Hunter electorate community, regardless of their age or ability, to get involved in sport and active recreation,” concluded Mr. Johnsen.

For further information on the Local Sport Grants Program and the full list of grant recipients, visit: https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/localsport