Coaching on the cards
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.’’