Clubs in Currumbin Get Playing and Get Going again

20 Jan 2014 2:14 PMJann Stuckey

20 January 2014

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP is thrilled that eight Currumbin sport and recreation clubs will share in almost $240,000 in funding under round two of the Get Playing and Get Going initiatives providing more than $14.5 million for successful clubs around Queensland.

 Get Playing and Get Going are two of three programs that make up the Get in the Game initiative, a key election promise designed to get more children and young people involved in recreational activities,” Ms Stuckey said.

“In this round, two clubs in Currumbin will share in $200,000 of Get Playing funding to improve their infrastructure and facilities.

“Tweed Heads and Coolangatta SLSC Incorporated are set to receive $100,000 to construct a gymnasium and training room to support surf lifesaving at Coolangatta.

 “Palm Beach-Currumbin Sports Club Limited will get a $100,000 boost to assist in the construction of change rooms and an amenities block.

 “Currumbin clubs set to receive funding under the Get Going initiative to provide better services and boost member numbers include:

  • Kirra Surf Life Saving Club Incorporated, $5266, to conduct volunteer accreditation and purchase equipment.
  • Tweed Coolangatta Junior Australian Football Club Incorporated, $8000, to develop a website and promotional material.
  • Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club Incorporated, $9923, to conduct a participation program and purchase equipment.
  • Coolangatta Tweed Heads Australian Football Club Incorporated, $5240, to develop website and promotional strategy and provide education and training and purchase equipment.
  • Tallebudgera Valley Football Club Incorporated, $5741, to purchase equipment and conduct coach accreditation.
  • Palm Beach Currumbin Junior Australian Football Club Incorporated, $4990, to provide coach and first aid accreditation and purchase equipment.

“These groups are so important to the fabric of our community and it is fantastic we are able to provide them much needed funds to grow their sport from a grassroots levels,” Ms Stuckey said.

 Sport and Recreation Minister Steve Dickson said the response from round one Get Playing and Get Going was overwhelming and round two was even more popular.

 “During round two, more than 280 Queensland clubs applied for Get Playing funding and more than 1,000 clubs applied for Get Going,” Mr Dickson said.

 “The results show that this was an area the previous Labor Government was clearly ignoring.

 “But we are making it right with more than $24.5 million in total funding approved for Get Playing and Get Going following rounds one and two.”

“It’s  pleasing to see the positive outcomes resulting from round one funding and I look forward to seeing more improvements to our sport and recreation clubs state-wide.”

Round three of Get Started, the third program in the Get in the Game initiative, is due to open in early 2014 and assists children and young people with the costs to join a sport or recreation club.

 Further details on Get in the Game are available at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/getinthegame.

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