Currumbin clubs set to Get Going

22 Mar 2013 10:38 AMJann Stuckey

22 March 2013

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP has congratulated 11 sporting and recreation clubs in the Currumbin electorate for receiving funding under the Newman Government’s Get Going initiative that has provided $18 million in grassroots funding.

Get Going is in initiative of the LNP’s Get in the Game program which is designed to get more young people playing sport and involved in recreation activities, whilst easing cost of living pressures for families,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Overwhelmingly, more than 900 clubs applied for round one of Get Going and Currumbin locals will benefit with updated facilities and equipment to 11 of our clubs.

“Clubs in Currumbin to be given grants under round one of Get Going:

• Tweed-Gold Coast Freediving Club, a grant of $6900 to conduct come and try sessions and purchase equipment to support underwater hockey;
• Surf Life Saving Queensland Point Danger Branch, a grant of $8880 to conduct a youth training program and purchase equipment;
• Tweed Coolangatta Junior Australian Football Club, a grant of $9450 to conduct a membership drive, accredit coaches and purchase equipment; 
• Dragons Abreast – Gold Coast, a grant of $3100 to conduct volunteer training and accreditation to support dragon boating;
• Coolangatta Tweed Barbarians Rugby Union Club, a grant of $5500 to provide training and accreditation, conduct ‘come and try’ days and purchase equipment;
• Palm Beach Currumbin Rugby Union Club, a grant of $7200 to conduct a series of participation programs, accredit volunteers and purchase equipment;
• Coolangatta Tweed Heads Australian Football Club, a grant of $5100 to provide education and training and purchase equipment;
• Kirra Surf Riders Club, a grant of $8500 to purchase equipment;
• Currumbin District Horse Club, a grant of $9900 to purchase equipment;
• Currumbin Eagles JRLFC, a grant of $6000 to provide coach accreditation, purchase equipment and conduct a membership drive;
• Coolangatta Bowls and Recreation Club, a grant of $1300 to purchase equipment.

“Our local club membership numbers will be bolstered with an array of projects, promotions and courses made possible through Get Going funding grants,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Currumbin’s local sporting and recreation clubs are the fabric of our community and with this funding we will see more young people able to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle that is affordable for families.

A full list of the 475 clubs who have received grants through the first funding round is available at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/getinthegame or by calling 1300 656 191.

A second Get in the Game funding round will open in July 2013.

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