COOMA WINS BIG IN LATEST ROUND OF LOCAL SPORT GRANTS

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COOMA WINS BIG IN LATEST ROUND OF LOCAL SPORT GRANTS


Local sporting groups in Cooma are cheering after Member for Monaro John Barilaro announced more than $16,000 in grants to purchase equipment, improve facilities and increase participation.

Mr Barilaro joined local MLC Bronnie Taylor at the Cooma Sporting Clays Clubhouse today to make the announcement and said the grants will benefit the local community for years to come.

“Sport is the lifeblood of the Monaro and not only helps us look after our health but brings the community together,” Mr Barilaro said.

“I’m excited to announce that four local sporting groups in the Cooma region were successful in the latest round of the Local Sport Grant Program.

“These grants will help our grassroots clubs hold clinics, purchase new equipment and carry out much needed upgrades to their facilities.”

The successful grants in the Cooma region include:

  • $9,830 for upgrades to the kitchen at Cooma Sporting Clays
  • $2,050 for the Cooma Golf Club for improvements to the fairway
  • $1,960 to help Cooma Athletics Inc. run a coaching clinic for rural children over the school holidays
  • And $504 for the Cooma Netball Association to hold umpire accreditation courses

Mr Barilaro said the funding will give the community something to look forward to, as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease.

“As we slowly ease restrictions these funds will help our local sporting clubs to increase participation, as well as help relieve the financial stress on families by covering the costs of training and uniforms,” Mr Barilaro.

“People in the bush love sport and this money will be a massive boost for our regional sporting organisations.”

The NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant aims to increase regular and ongoing participation opportunities in sport and active recreation in NSW.

For more information on the Local Sport Grant Program visit: https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/localsport