Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Former Minister for Sport and Recreation; Racing and Gaming

    Netball thriving in Kununurra

    28/06/2013 12:00 AM
    • More girls playing netball in East Kimberley
    • 36 more children now enrolled in netball thanks to KidSport

    Netball numbers in Kununurra have been given a healthy boost thanks to the State Government’s KidSport program.


    Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron said the Kununurra Netball Association had welcomed the equivalent of an extra five teams of players under 18 this year.


    “Sport is a vital part of life in towns like Kununurra,” Mr Waldron said.


    “It’s wonderful that so many kids are getting the opportunity to be active through KidSport. We know that being active has so many more benefits than simply just playing sport.”


    Ten sport and recreation clubs in Kununurra have welcomed kids through the KidSport voucher system since the program began two years ago.


    Apart from netball, Kununurra kids are also participating in Auskick, footy, touch football, cricket, taekwondo and gymnastics because of KidSport. More than 84 per cent of them have not been registered with a club before.


    Kidsport is run through the Department of Sport and Recreation and provides eligible youth aged 5-18 years with financial assistance of up to $200 to contribute towards club fees.


    More than 20,000 kids have benefitted from the successful KidSport program around the State and the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley was the first Kimberley shire to implement KidSport.


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