Sport and Recreation Minister Norman Moore has announced a grant of $1,500 towards equestrian activities in the Great Southern region.
The grant, from the Sports Lottery Fund Country Package, will help the Great Southern Australian Stock Horse Society host the Balaka Park Campdraft on February 24 and 25.
The campdraft is a regional event drawing competitors from as far north as Newman, to Capel in the west and Esperance in the south.
Mr Moore said that he was delighted to announce the funding.
“The success of the event will boost the regional profile of this sport significantly,” he said.
“It will provide the Great Southern Stock Horse Society with the impetus to host the Maiden Series State Finals.
“By hosting and competing in the Maiden series, riders can qualify locally to compete at a national level.”
Mr Moore said that State Government’s investment in the sporting future of the Great Southern underlined its support for sport in regional Western Australia.
“Funding such as this from the Sports Lottery Fund Country Package has an immediate impact, as well as creating the setting in which the future development of sports can be addressed with long-term benefits to the region,” he said.
The Sports Lottery Fund Country Package is administered by Sport and Recreation Way2Go.
Media contact: Hartley Joynt, Minister’s office, 9321 1444
Local contact: Tony Norment, Sport and Recreation Way2Go, 98 41 6800