$60,000 allocated for sporting events in regional areas
Country Sport Enrichment Scheme helps athletes and teams to travel regionally
Regional West Australians will have the chance to experience national sporting events thanks to the latest round of the Liberal National Government's Country Sport Enrichment Scheme (CSES).
Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies today announced three State Sporting Associations had collectively received $60,000 in funding for events across the State.
"The CSES supports organisations to deliver international, national or State sporting events and competitions, alongside sport development opportunities to regional Western Australia," Ms Davies said.
"This round, Volleyball WA will receive $25,000 towards an Australian Volleyball League game in Albany on October 15 and 16.
"Swimming WA will receive $25,000 for the 2016/17 Regional Open Water Series, which provides opportunities for regional West Australians to participate in open water events with elite Australian swimmers.
"The series will run from October 2016 to April 2017 with events in Geraldton (October 1, 2016), Mandurah (November 6, 2016), Busselton (November 13, 2016), Albany (January 2, 2017), Harvey (January 14, 2017), Bunbury (January 21, 2017) and Carnarvon (April 22, 2017).
"WestCycle will also receive $10,000 towards the Southern Mountain Bike festival (formerly Albany Urban Downhill) in Albany from September 23-25."
In keeping with CSES guidelines, all events will also include community activation events such as coaching forums and clinics, school and junior clinics, capacity building workshops and sport specific demonstrations.
"Not only do events like this foster a love for sport but they also help to inspire locals to get active using both our built facilities and WA's amazing natural landscape," the Minister said.
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