Local sports clubs share spoils of State Govt grants

LOCAL sporting clubs will receive financial assistance to help with the costs of purchasing new equipment.

The Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme grants are worth a total of $504,000 statewide and enable clubs to upgrade, or purchase new equipment.

Riverton MLA Mike Nahan said he had encouraged local clubs to apply for the grant, and was pleased to see clubs within his electorate benefitting from the program.

“Sporting clubs are often heavily reliant on the same volunteers and sponsors to keep them going, so this grant provides that extra bit of help in order to replace old equipment or supply additional gear to increase a club’s membership,” Dr Nahan said.

“Sporting and recreational clubs are often the lynchpin of the community, and the State Government recognises the vital role they play in our society.

“The Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme is just one of several initiatives introduced by this State Government to help encourage local participation in sport.”

Under the scheme, the State Government has committed $2 million over four years for both metropolitan and regional clubs, with $504,000 provided in this round.

Those receiving the grant include Willetton Junior Football Club, Willetton Baseball Club Inc, Calisthenics Association of WA Inc Riverton Branch, Willetton Netball Club, Rossmoyne Bowling Club Incorporated, Willetton Basketball Association, Bowling Club, Rostrata Junior Football Club, Riverton Aquanauts, Willetton Football Club, Canning Cosmos Soccer Club, Rossmoyne Amateur Football Club, Rossmoyne Netball Club, Roadies Basketball Club and The Waywards Softball Club.