Eight local sporting clubs have received a funding boost in the latest round of the Queensland Government’s Get Going program.

Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said Get Going provides funding to support not-for-profit local grass roots sport and recreation organisations for projects that create opportunities for more Queenslanders to participate in sport.

[singlepic id=619 w=320 h=240 float=left] In the current round, $10,000 funding has been allocated to North Queensland Western Performance Club at Gordonvale; $9,380 to the Cairns Motorcycle (Motocross) Club; $10,000 to the Yarrabah Seahawks Junior Rugby League Football Club; $7,657 to Southside Judo Club; $7,710 to South Cairns Cutters Junior Australian Football Club; $9,257 has been allocated to Innisfail and District Netball Association; $9,975 to Innisfail District Cricket Association and $7,710 to Innisfail Rowing Club.

“It is essential that governments assist clubs to increase membership as there are many benefits in sports participation including physical and mental wellbeing, team building and leadership,” Mr Pitt said.

[singlepic id=620 w=320 h=240 float=left] “Access to quality safe sport and recreation facilities and services is necessary if Far North Queenslanders are to lead active healthy lifestyles.

“The benefits of regular physical activity are well documented and an investment in sport and recreation is focused on making sure everyone has an opportunity to get out and get active.

“This funding will help clubs recruit members, recruit and train volunteers and purchase equipment.

“Sport is a great part of our way of life, and I want as many people as possible to get active and get involved.”

[singlepic id=621 w=320 h=240 float=left] More information on Queensland government sporting grants can be found online by visiting www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/