Tennis in the Midlands has received a boost from the State Government, Sport and Recreation Minister Norman Moore announced today.
Mr Moore said he had approved a grant of $4,222 to the WA Lawn Tennis Association - Zone 2.
The grant, from the Sports Lottery Fund Country Package program, would be used to support a development plan for the sport throughout the region.
Over 400 people will benefit from the program, which aims to develop junior and senior players and administrators.
The Minister said that he was delighted to announce the funding, which would give tennis in the Midlands a helping hand.
“The investment by the State Government in the sporting future of the Wheatbelt region underlines our support for sport in regional Western Australia,” he said.
“Funding like this not only has an immediate impact, but also creates the setting in which the future development of sports can be addressed with long-term benefits to the region.
“The secret of the success of the Sports Lottery Fund Country Package is that it allows regional areas to develop tomorrow’s champions as well as helping people who just want to take part in, and enjoy, 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, (08) 96 22 0152