Norman Moore

Norman Moore


    Wheatbelt sports get Government grants

    7/12/2000 9:56 AM

    The Wheatbelt region has received a boost in State Government funding announced today by Sport and Recreation Minister Norman Moore.

    Mr Moore said two grants from the Sports Lottery Fund Country Package would help people in the Wheatbelt make the most of their sporting opportunities.

    The grants are:
    • $5,000 for Tennis West Zone 5 to go towards the key areas of talented player development, communication, promotion, planning and administration; and -
    • $600 to the Narrogin and Districts Little Athletics Centre as travel and accommodation assistance for those who took part in the recent Country Athletics Championship.

    The grants will help over 2,200 people from all over the Wheatbelt.

    Mr Moore said he was delighted at the continued success of the Sports Lottery Fund Country Package program.

    “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 it 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 Sport 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.

    Media contacts:
    Hartley Joynt, Minister’s office 9321 1444
    Steve Mason, (08) 96 22 0152