Outrig­gers and ten­nis boosted

Tweed Daily News - - SPORT -

THE Tweed Coast Outrig­gers will soon be able to pur­chase a new OC6 ca­noe, thanks to $12,000 in Fed­eral fund­ing an­nounced this week.

Rich­mond MP Jus­tine El­liot an­nounced the grant, made avail­able through the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s Stronger Com­mu­ni­ties Pro­gramme, this week.

“I con­grat­u­late Tweed Coast Outrig­gers on this im­por­tant project. They will match the fed­eral fund­ing of $12,000 bring­ing the to­tal value of the project to $24,000 for the new OC6 ca­noe,” she said.

“The project will al­low the club to pur­chase a new OC6 ca­noe and meet the ad­di­tional cost of de­liv­ery, fit out, main­te­nance and stor­age.

“This pur­chase will have ben­e­fits for the whole com­mu­nity through in­creased ac­cess to our lo­cal water­ways. These ac­tiv­i­ties pro­mote a healthy life­style and are suit­able for young and old alike. This fam­ily-based club has a strong so­cial base cater­ing for all lev­els of fit­ness.

“Our lo­cal Stronger Com­mu­ni­ties Pro­gramme de­liv­ers fund­ing across the Rich­mond elec­torate for small cap­i­tal grants sup­port­ing projects that will con­trib­ute to the vi­brancy and vi­a­bil­ity of our re­gion.”

Later in the week, Mrs El­liot de­liv­ered fur­ther good news to mem­bers of the Pottsville Beach Ten­nis Club.

The club will re­ceive $2500 to up­grade their kitchen fa­cil­i­ties, in­clud­ing the in­stal­la­tion of new shelv­ing and cup­board space.

“This in­creased stor­age space is vi­tal for the club to pro­vide a health­ier, safer and more se­cure en­vi­ron­ment to man­age food preparation for so­cial gath­er­ings,” Mrs El­liot said.

“Im­proved fa­cil­i­ties will en­cour­age greater use which will fur­ther en­hance so­cial ben­e­fits for club mem­bers.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

NEW CA­NOE: Rich­mond MP Jus­tine El­liot an­nounces $12,000 in fund­ing for the Tweed Coast Outrig­gers.

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