Currumbin clubs win big with state government funding

31 Jan 2014 4:17 PMJann Stuckey

31 January 2014

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP today visited Palm Beach Currumbin Sports Club and Tweed Heads-Coolangatta SLSC who each received $100,000 in state government funding.

“Through the Get in the Game initiative the Newman Government is working proactively to get more young people involved in sport and recreational activities from a grass roots level.

“Since the initiation of this program Currumbin clubs have shared in over $400,000 in funding, with the latest round of funding under the Get Playing component of this initiative delivering big for our local sporting clubs.

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

President of the PBC Sports Club, Bob Barry said these would be model change rooms for the southern Gold Coast that were long overdue.

“The new facilities will be put to great use by the 360 cricketers and over 500 AFL players involved in the club,” Mr Barry said.

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

President of the SLSC, David Peate said it will be a multipurpose sports training facility that will provide an all-weather training facility whilst also freeing up space in the existing clubhouse for storage.

“These rooms will be of great benefit to surf lifesaving as well as other community groups,” Mr Peate said.

“I am confident these clubs will put this money to excellent use in developing their facilities and promoting their respective activities to young children on the southern Gold Coast,” Ms Stuckey said.

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

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*Photos attached:
Photo 1:
Jann presenting a cheque for $100,000 to the Tweed Heads and Coolangatta SLSC (Pictured Jann with President David Peate and Secretary of Nippers Nikki Fuller)

Photo 2: Jann presenting a cheque for $100,000 to the Palm Beach Currumbin Sports Club (L-R: Wayne Pearson (VP Senior AFL), Glenn Engles (President Junior AFL), Jann, David Peate (President, Senior AFL),  Ron Bransden (Secretary AFL), Ryan Kettle (Senior President Cricket).