Wollongong sporting groups share in $50,000 funding

Western Suburbs Junior Rugby League Football Club has been awarded $10,160 to improve and repair lighting to the sporting ground.

Wollongong United Football Club has been awarded $10,000 to install solar panels.

Port Kembla Leagues Club Junior League has been awarded $6,800 to upgrade Darcy Wentworth Park Rugby field.

Figtree Unanderra Hockey Club has been awarded $5,000 for club uniforms.

Wollongong District Cricket Club has been awarded $4,995 for cricket equipment.

Figtree AFC has been awarded $5,000 for PILA AFL goal posts.

Windang Tennis Club has been awarded $5,000 for umpire chairs.

Wollongong Croquet Club has been awarded $1,610 to maintain its lawns to competition standards.

South Coast Blaze has been awarded $1,435 for equipment for its netball clinics.

I am pleased that these great local sporting clubs, covering various codes of sport throughout the Wollongong electorate, have been successful in the award of much deserved funding for their projects.

The aims of the Local Sport Grant Program are to increase regular participation in sport activities; increase the participation of women and girls, culturally diverse communities, people with a disability and Indigenous Australians: and assist sporting groups to provide quality service to their members and meet community needs.

All successful sporting groups in the Wollongong electorate will be contacted by the Office of Sport shortly to sign the terms and conditions of each grant.

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