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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Five local sports clubs in the Monaro have been awarded funding to put towards life-saving defibrillators, Member for Monaro John Barilaro announced today.

The announcement comes after the finalisation of the first round of the NSW Government’s 2018 Local Sport Defibrillation Program.

“So far more than 430 defibrillators have been allocated across the state and I am pleased to announce funding for five more in the Monaro, which will benefit thousands of local players and spectators,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The Monaro is built on a rich history of community sporting groups and I look forward to the installation of more of these portable life-saving devices in our region.”

“Nobody ever wants to be in a situation where they need to use a defibrillator, particularly not when playing a weekend sport with friends and family.

“This funding will allow our local clubs to be able to enjoy their sport just a little bit more without the worry of the worst case scenario.”

Under this round of grants, the following groups will receive funding:
Dalgety Show Society
Jerrabomberra Tennis Club Inc.
Monaro Air Rifle Club
Queanbeyan Netball Association
The NSW Ski Association Ltd, to be located at the Sverre Kaaten Nordic Shelter.

Mr Barilaro said the funding program will help save lives.

“Early access to CPR and defibrillation can influence survival rates by up to 75 percent, which is why I am calling on local sports clubs and councils to apply for the next round of funding under this program,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government has committed $4 million to this program to provide funding for over 2,500 additional defibrillators across NSW, why not apply to ensure there is one at your home ground?

The next round of applications opens in the middle of this year. For more information visit: