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likely to be achieved.
“We estimate a minimum of $230 million is needed to start with for the first year but the returns begin to accrue almost immediately and we believe that the initiative will be completely paying for itself within 10 years.”
Mr Bradley said recent Deakin Health Economics modelling showed that by increasing physical activity by 15 per cent, 3000 deaths and 10,000 cases of disease could be avoided, as well as saving Australians $434 million a year.
Cockburn Basketball Association operations manager Graeme Pratt said they saw first hand every day how much of an impact sport had on a child’s physical and mental health.
“It is extremely important to get children into sport for physical, mental and social health,” he said.
Research has shown sport is important for a child’s wellbeing.