State Government Supports Burleigh Bears to Get in the Game
The Burleigh Bears are in for a big weekend, with the round 23 of the Intrust Super Cup “Get in the Game Country Week” being held this Sunday in Longreach.
The Newman Government has provided $50,000 sponsorship to back the Queensland Rugby League’s initiative to promote the game in regional and rural parts of Queensland.
Member for Burleigh Michael Hart MP encouraged local families to show support for the match between Redcliffe Dolphins and Burleigh Bears on Saturday.
“This is a great opportunity for our own Burleigh Bears to inspire rugby league enthusiasts in rural Queensland,” Mr Hart said.
“I am pleased to see the Gold Coast is being represented by such a fantastic local team,” he said.
Recreation and Sport Minister Steve Dickson said the Newman Government was supporting Get in the Game Country Week, in an effort to build active local communities and encourage everyone to get out and get active in a fun environment.
“We want all Queenslanders to get involved in physical activity and have access to sporting opportunities, wherever they live in our great State.
“We are doing this by helping both sport and recreation clubs and families at the grassroots community level through our initiative called Get in the Game,” he said.
“Through three funding programs worth $47.8 million, the government is providing clubs with better equipment and facilities and giving children who might not otherwise be able to afford it the opportunity to play sport.
“We have a strong plan for a brighter future that involves more kids playing sport, not missing out because of the expense,” he said.
“The latest rounds of all three funding categories for this program opened in July so I urge parents and clubs to check their availability and apply where possible.”
For more information on Get in the Game, visit: www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/funding/getinthegame
[ENDS] 7 August 2014
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