Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Treasurer; Minister for Public Sector Management; Federal-State Relations

    Peel sporting club grants help foster next generation of champions

    20/10/2018 12:30 PM
    • 2018-19 Regional Grants Scheme supporting Peel-based cricket, hockey, netball, basketball, soccer and AFL associations
    • State Government providing strong support to regional sport, in support of athlete development and stronger communities 

    Premier Mark McGowan took in some cricket action at Sir Ross McLarty Oval in Pinjarra today, where he announced a series of local grants for Peel-based grassroots sporting clubs.


    Allocated as part of the State Government's 2018-19 Regional Grants Scheme, six Peel cricket, hockey, netball, basketball, soccer and AFL associations will share in $72,500 of funding to support community sport in the region.


    The commitment reflects the McGowan Government's strong support for grassroots sport in country areas - with local clubs in places such as the Peel region so often the foundation of their communities.


    This funding support is also important to help Peel clubs continue their long tradition of developing quality local talent with potential to reach the elite level in their given sport.


    The 2018-19 Regional Grants Scheme (Peel) includes:

    • Peel Cricket Board - $10,000;
    • Peel Hockey - $10,000;
    • Netball WA (Peel) - $15,000;
    • Western Australian Basketball Federation (Peel) - $15,000;
    • Peel District Football Development Council - $12,500; and
    • Peel Regional Soccer Council - $10,000. 

    Successful applicants for remaining regions in the 2018-19 Regional Grants Scheme will be announced in the near future.


    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:


    "Peel is an already strong sporting region, and these grassroots grants will ensure local clubs are able to continue their great work developing local talent.


    "This kind of local funding support helps make sure talented country athletes have decent opportunities to achieve in their chosen sport.


    "It's important we recognise the value grassroots sport brings to Peel communities - these sports clubs are often the cornerstone of the community."


    Comments attributed to Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke:


    "Community sport is so important for Pinjarra and other smaller towns in the Peel region. Local clubs bring country communities together like nothing else.


    "I'm proud to be part of a government that is supporting grassroots sport.


    "Some of the country's best athletes started out in local clubs in regional WA, and it's important we continue to support the next generation of sporting stars."


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