Local footy facilities can share in $1.3 million fund

With $1.3 million on the table for rugby league clubs to compete for, Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave
Curtis Pitt has sounded to the whistle in calling for local nominations.

“I want to see local Clubs and Council kicking goals from the $1.3 million Footy Facilities Fund now that
it’s open for applications,” Mr Pitt said.

“The new program is a fantastic initiative which will help clubs in Mulgrave provide the
best possible local rugby league facilities for players at all levels.

“The Palaszczuk Government is proud to partner with the National Rugby League (NRL) and Queensland
Rugby League (QRL) to form the Footy Facilities Fund which will help to foster, develop and grow the
game of rugby league across the state.

“Funding of up to $300,000 will be awarded to selected clubs and associations over two rounds under the
Footy Facilities Fund, to help develop local rugby league facilities in line with competition standards.

“This will allow more players to participate and improve their game in top quality facilities.

“It might inspire the next generation of champions to train harder it could see some retired players come
off the bench and put their boots back on to get involved in this great sport.”

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg thanked the Palaszczuk Government for their support in continuing the growth
of grassroots Rugby League throughout Queensland via the Fund.

“Queensland has produced many quality rugby league players, both men and women, who have grown
up playing the game they love throughout this State,” Mr Greenberg said.

“This funding will help boost the continued growth of our game at the grassroots level and benefit many
local rugby league clubs as they nurture and support the next generation of players.”

Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said the program would build on Queensland’s long history of football
success.

“Some of the greatest football players Australia has ever seen come from Queensland, and it’s because
our players start out learning the game and developing their skills in local clubs,” he said.

“I strongly encourage local clubs to put their hands up and get an application in.”

Further information on the fund is available at www.npsr.qld.gov.au