[singlepic id=425 w=320 h=240 float=left] Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt has announced the Streets Movement Organisation at Bentley Park will receive $5,000 in state government Active Inclusion funding.

Mr Pitt said the funding aims to help sport and recreation clubs enhance their operations through education and training, recruiting and retaining volunteers, and encouraging participation in sport and active recreation in their community.

“The Streets Movement support local youth in the area and help kids to get a more positive direction in life through boxing.

“It’s a great way to get them off the couch and show them fitness can be fun,” Mr Pitt said.

Jesse Martin from Streets Movement welcomed the funding.

“Streets Movement has a kids class Monday, Wednesday and Friday and a range of other classes. We’re open to everyone – we never turn any man, woman or child away,” Mr Martin said.

“Our local member Curtis Pitt has helped us out with our programs, and has worked hard trying to get us funding.

“We could never has done this just on our own – it’s about community and government cooperation.”

 Mr Pitt said the Active Inclusion program supports greater opportunities for all Queenslanders to be involved in sport and active recreation, and not only develops grass roots sport, but reinforces our reputation as the Champions State, and the Events State as well.

“Sport is part of the Queensland way of life and everyone should have the opportunity to participate in sport and recreation activities,” Mr Pitt said.

“This aligns with our Toward Q2: Tomorrow’s Queensland goal to help Queenslanders become the healthiest people in Australia.

“We’ve made the tough economic decisions to ensure we can continue to support local sport and recreation.”

For further information about the Bligh Government’s funding programs, please visit www.communities.qld.gov.au/sportrec