Thursday June 16, 2016
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP, has congratulated the St Clair Netball Club upon receiving a grant of $5,000, administered under the 2015/16 Local Sport Grant Program, to contribute to equipment and sporting costs for the Club.
“Undoubtedly, sport is part of the very essence, nature and fabric of our society, both here in NSW and right across the country. This is rightly recognised by the Baird Government, underpinning the rationale and existence of the program,” Tanya Davies said.
Tanya Davies was joined by Club President, Joanne Bissett, along with budding junior netball players, Chloe and Kyah, at the local netball courts, where the cheque was presented.
“The allocation of this grant represents the Baird Government’s commitment to ensuring that local clubs, such as the St Clair Netball Club, are supported in their endeavours to grow grassroots athletes and forge the next generation of Australian sporting representatives,” said Tanya Davies
In particular, the $5,000 will be used by the Club to purchase netball equipment, such as playing bib sets for all of the teams and a gazebo.
“I cannot tell you how excited all of the committee members were when I informed them that our club had been successful in our grant application,” Joanne Bissett said.
President Bissett continued, “The $5,000 Local Sport Grant is fantastic news for the St Clair Netball Club, as it is a real injection of funding that will keep costs down and assist with making the sport more accessible for all people in our community.”
“It is safe to say that I have learned a few pointers from the girls. I look forward to witnessing this grant make a real and meaningful impact for the St Clair Netball Club, as well as seeing these girls playing for the Australian Diamonds in no time,” Tanya Davies said.