Sport and Recreation Minister Norman Moore has announced more than $6,800 in funding for two popular sports in the Wheatbelt region.
The grants, from the Sports Lottery Fund Country Package, will be used by the Wheatbelt Sports Council to administer development plan objectives for hockey and basketball.
Mr Moore said that up to 1,800 people across the region were expected to benefit from this latest round of State Government funding.
“Hockey and basketball are two of the most popular sports in the area,” he said.
“The latest funds will be used to deliver player, coach and umpire training in Kellerberrin, Bruce Rock, Narembeen, Merredin, Westonia, Yilgarn and Mt Marshall.
“The Central Wheatbelt hockey development program was started in 1988.
“Since then, strategies, including club development, school development clinics and training opportunities for coaches and umpires, have been put in place.”
Mr Moore said that it was through development programs like this that regional areas could supply many of their own needs and get more from their sport.
The Sports Lottery Fund Country Package is administered by the Ministry of Sport and Recreation.
Hartley Joynt, Minister’s office, 9321 1444
Steve Mason, Ministry of Sport and Recreation, 9622 0152