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State Government grants for pony club, hockey
19/09/2000 11:21 AM
Two popular sports in the Midlands region have received a boost in funding from the State Government.
Sport and Recreation Minister Norman Moore said the Avon Hockey Association would receive $3,500 and the Avon Zone Pony Club Association $2,266.
The money is from the Sports Lottery Fund Country Package.
Mr Moore said the hockey association would use its grant to fund its 2000-2001 development plan.
Priority areas included junior and senior development, training of umpires, talent identification and general promotion of hockey in the region.
The pony club association would put its funding towards programs aimed at providing quality coaching and instruction, maintaining a high standard of training facilities and attracting new members.
“I am delighted that the State Government has been able to help,” Mr Moore said.
“Development programs have proved very successful in previous years.
“It is important that people living in the country get a chance to enjoy their sport and the Sports Lottery Fund Country Package is one way of making that happen.
“Groups in regional areas can develop tomorrow’s champions, as well as help those who just want to take part and enjoy their sport.”
Hartley Joynt (Minister’s office) 9321 1444
Steve Mason (Ministry of Sport and Recreation) 9622 0150