Local sporting clubs in the Redlands will be able to share in thousands of dollars’ worth of government grants thanks to the LNPs hugely popular Get in the Game program, which will continue for another three years.

It’s a personal win for Member for Redlands Matt McEachan who committed to fighting for the program under the new government and wrote to the Minister earlier this year asking for its continuation with urgency.
“Here in Redlands we are bustling with activity every weekend, with kids engaging in just about every conceivable club sport. From Russell Island to Pinklands, Vicky Point to Redland Bay, Redlands families love their junior sport.

“The social dividend is hard to measure but locally, kids learn to trust each other; I know of schools reporting a reduction in bullying, parents see their children grow in confidence and self-reliance and there the health benefits too. We know how important this is.”

“For many the extra bit of financial help means the difference between kids playing a sport or nothing and for some clubs it means they face prospect of folding.

Russell Island Stingrays’ Christine McGlinn said she was relieved the Get in the Game program would continue to be funded.

“This will help our club immensely which helps the community and all the kids involved or wanting to be involved in sports.

“I am so pleased with Matt’s support of our club and sporting and recreation clubs in the Redlands.”

There are a range of grants eligible for sporting and active recreation organisations and for kids in sports. Visit www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/<http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/> or contact my office for more information.