Nine Yorke Peninsula and Mid North sporting clubs have received a share in $32,377 in funding through the State Government’s latest round of the Active Club Program.

The funding will be used to support grassroots programs and help buy equipment and is part of more than $625,000 being provided to clubs throughout the State.
The clubs which have received funding are:

  • Burra Golf Club Incorporated ($3400)
  • Clare Amateur Swimming Club ($2800)
  • Minlaton Cricket Club ($3000)
  • Moonta Memorial Park Bowling Club ($3308)
  • Port Broughton Bowling Club Incorporated ($2796)
  • Port Germein Golf Club ($4000)
  • Robertstown Bowling Club ($3223)
  • Port Broughton Golf Club ($4850)
  • The Clare Scout Group ($5000)

Background

The Active Club Program supports the State Government’s target to increase the number of South Australians participating in sport and exercise at least once a week to 50 per cent by 2020.

The next round of the Active Sports funding is now open. For more information, visit www.ors.sa.gov.au/funding

Quotes attributable to Recreation and Sport Minister Leon Bignell

The State Government recognises sporting clubs are the backbone of communities throughout the State and it’s great to meet with the Port Broughton Golf Club today, one of nine clubs in the Mid North and Yorke Peninsula to receive this funding.

This club, along with many others in the region, helps promote healthy lifestyles and inclusion and they are a breeding ground for future Australian champions, helping them make it through to the elite levels.

That’s why we’re continuing to invest big-time in grassroots sports. The 2016 – 17 State Budget allocated an additional $40 million to help suburban and country clubs and participants and included $10 million to upgrade and build female change rooms across the State.

We are also pleased to be providing a $5 million grant towards the Port Pirie Regional Sports Precinct.

This funding goes a long way towards ensuring we encourage South Australians to take part in the sports they love.

Quotes attributable to Member for Frome Geoff Brock

Sport is such an important part of our community and it’s great to see these worthy clubs receive funding.

Our volunteers, players, spectators and officials deserve the very best facilities and the Active Club Grants are helping deliver this.

I look forward to visiting clubs in our region and seeing first-hand how these grants are being used.