Local sports get a boost with new funding

The Great Lakes Pearl Dragons celebrated with Stephen Bromhead.
The Great Lakes Pearl Dragons celebrated with Stephen Bromhead.

Sporting cubs across Myall Lakes have been given a $50,000 boost with grant funding to support players and purchase equipment.

Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead said sport was the lifeblood of many Mid Coast communities and investment in local sporting teams and infrastructure was an important focus for the community.

“The 17 projects funded across Myall Lakes were part of 831 projects that have received funding as part of the NSW Government’s local sport grant program,” he said.

“The program provides grants towards projects to assist regions with rallying the community together and ensuring ongoing involvement in sport.

“The NSW Government is committed to supporting grassroots sport and improving participation rates across the state. It’s important to remember that all our athletes started in local field like those across the Myall Lakes.

“I encourage eligible clubs to apply for the next round of funding when applications open in late 2018.”