Local sports ground given a funding boost

Coffs Coast Ice Hockey Association members.

PROJECTS for seven local sports group projects have benefitted from NSW Government’s Local Sport Grants Program.

Grants of between $2,000 and $10,000 per project were on offer with up to $50,000 available in each electorate.

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The successful applications range from extra equipment and change room improvements to new uniforms.

“It is so important we continue supporting our local sporting clubs,” said Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh.

“They are the lifeblood of our communities and key to ensuring our kids live a healthy and happy lifestyle.”

Officially known as the Coffs Coast Ice Hockey Association, the group well known locally as the Coffs Coast Gorillas has been granted funds for two different projects.

“The Coffs Harbour Ice Hockey Association has been very fortunate to receive two sporting grants from the NSW government,” Scott Warden, Coffs Coast Ice Hockey Association spokesperson told News Of The Area.

“The money will go towards making getting into the great sport of ice hockey easier.

“We’ll be able to buy equipment for new players to use and improve our change room facilities.

“These grants make a big difference to a club like ours,” said Scott.

In a bid to keep up to date with technology, the Coffs Coast Bodyboarding Association (CCBA) put in an application for tech equipment.

“CCBA strives to keep up to date with all the latest developments and technologies when it comes to organising and running bodyboarding events,” Paul Van Den Boom, Club Secretary, Coffs Coast Bodyboarding Association told NOTA.

“This grant has allowed us to purchase tablets and a laptop to use online event management and judging platform, Live Heats.

“We have also purchased video equipment for coaching and rider development as well as content creation for club social media.

“Additionally, we have secured extra funding to engage local media company The Video Agency to produce educational content on the inclusivity, social and health benefits of bodyboarding, that can be shared with schools and community groups,” he said.

Other local sports groups which were successful in this funding round are as follows.

Coffs Harbour Yacht Club will now build a new boat storage space.

Korora Squash Club will replace court tins in its court upgrade project.

Northern Storm Football and Sports Club will resurface its fields.

Sawtell Swimming Club has a Development Application in which it can now fulfill.

Souths Netball Club will continue the roll-out of inclusive uniforms.


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