BRAIDWOOD SPORTING GROUPS SHARE IN $4.6 MILLION BOOST

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Member for Monaro John Barilaro MP with Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Councillor Trevor Hicks, members of Braidwood Redbacks Rugby Union club and Braidwood Swimming Club

BRAIDWOOD SPORTING GROUPS SHARE IN $4.6 MILLION BOOST


The Redbacks Rugby Union Club, the Braidwood Pistol and Target Club and the Braidwood Swimming Club are among a number of sporting clubs in the Monaro that
have been successful in the latest round of the Local Sport Grants Program.

Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the clubs will share in $4.6 million of grants to purchase equipment, improve facilities and increase participation opportunities.

“Sport is a big part of the Braidwood community and I know that this funding will be welcomed by many,” Mr Barilaro said.

“In difficult times like the drought and bushfires, sport is used to bring the community together and provide some hope and this is particularly evident in Braidwood.

“Hundreds came together in February for the Braidwood Bushfire Sevens tournament, which was held to help get the community back on its feet after a very tough summer for the region.”

The full list of successful projects in Braidwood for this round are:

    •  $15,000 for the Braidwood Redbacks Rugby Union Club to move ahead with
      plans to install an electronic scoreboard at the Braidwood Recreation Ground
    • $11,750 for the Braidwood Pistol and Target Shooting Club to upgrade its
      pistol range facilities
    • And $1,930 for the Braidwood Swimming Club to hold formal training courses
      specialising in water skills and stroke development

Mr Barilaro said the funding will assist local sporting clubs to prepare as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease.

“We are all looking forward to seeing community sport return to normal when it is safe to do so and this money will provide vital funds to help organisations be ready to
resume as restrictions are lifted,” Mr Barilaro said.

The Local Sport Grants Program awards sporting organisations up to $20,000 for projects which focus on development and participation, access and facility
development.

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