Grants and awards Sport and Recreation | February 28, 2019
Funding boost for Horsham Little Athletics Centre
The Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has joined The Nationals Candidate for Mallee Dr Anne Webster to congratulate the Horsham Little Athletics Centre on receiving funding through the Federal Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Program.
The $22,000 grant will be used to construct a new storage building ensuring newly purchased equipment is safely stored and accessed.
Ms Kealy and Dr Webster visited the Horsham Little Athletics Centre this week to see the club in action during their weekly training program.
“Grassroots sporting clubs right across western Victoria are critical to the social fabric of our rural communities and are crying out for state government support to help with the upgrade of local facilities,” Ms Kealy said.
“The Horsham Little Athletics Centre has been in operation for over 55 years and is a fabulous example of the benefits that local sporting clubs can bring to a rural community.”
With over 110 members aged between 5-16 years, the Club aims to promote healthy living, tolerance and diversity in a family friendly environment, through the activity of Athletics.
Dr Webster echoed Ms Kealy’s comments on the importance of local sporting clubs in rural communities.
“Sport builds a sense of community, particularly in regional areas where it is one of the best ways for our locals to get together, socialise and catch up on the news of the week.
“As well as the physical benefits of preventing illness, getting active helps maintain mental wellbeing, keeping us alert and resilient against the stresses of modern life.
“The Liberal Nationals recognise the significant role sport plays right across Australia and the Community Sport Infrastructure Program is just one of the many ways we continue to deliver for our rural communities.”
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