Coach­ing on the cards

The Cobram Courier - - SPORT -

Ba­rooga Lit­tle Ath­let­ics Cen­tre is set to ben­e­fit from a share in $4 mil­lion worth of state fund­ing.

The club has re­ceived $1200 from NSW Govern­ment’s lo­cal sport grants pro­gram for new equip­ment, fa­cil­i­ties and pro­grams.

Bec Rowe said the grant money would be used for pro­fes­sional coach­ing for the par­tic­i­pants.

‘‘It’s re­ally ex­cit­ing for us to be able to of­fer this to our par­tic­i­pants,’’ she said.

‘‘The op­por­tu­nity for our com­peti­tors to be able to have ac­cess to a pro­gram that will help them im­prove a great deal in their sports is re­ally ex­cit­ing for us.

‘‘We have wrapped up this sea­son, so we will be im­ple­ment­ing the fund­ing for the new sea­son in 2019.’’

NSW Mem­ber for Mur­ray Austin Evans said the grants would be used to in­crease par­tic­i­pa­tion, up­grade fa­cil­i­ties and equip­ment and help train coaches and vol­un­teers.

‘‘Sport is a vi­tal part of the Mur­ray com­mu­nity,’’ Mr Evans 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.’’

Sports Min­is­ter Stu­art Ayres con­grat­u­lated the grant re­cip­i­ents and said the NSW Govern­ment was proud to sup­port a pro­gram which im­proved com­mu­nity health and en­cour­aged par­tic­i­pa­tion in sport and recre­ation.

‘‘Tack­ling child­hood obe­sity and in­creas­ing reg­u­lar and on­go­ing par­tic­i­pa­tion in sport and ac­tive recre­ation for peo­ple of all ages is a NSW Govern­ment pri­or­ity,’’ he said.

‘‘These funds will help en­cour­age peo­ple in our com­mu­nity, re­gard­less of their age or abil­ity, to get in­volved in sport and ac­tive recre­ation.’’

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