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QLD Gov commits further funding for Get Out, Get Active

GET ACTIVE: Gympie Cats U18 player Sarah O’Brien passes the ball.
GET ACTIVE: Gympie Cats U18 player Sarah O’Brien passes the ball. Patrick Woods

THE Queensland Government has committed $1.5 million to fund another round of Get Out, Get Active community-based activities over the next three years as part of its Start Playing Stay Playing initiative getting women and girls active for life.

Following the success of round one of the program funded at $200,000, Sport and Racing Minister Bill Byrne said the $1.5 million commitment was the largest of its kind in Queensland and would provide the strongest launch pad for women and girls to foster life-long participation skills in recent years.

"This builds on round one of the program which assisted 19 councils to provide more sport and active recreation participation opportunities for Queensland women.

"We're now pleased to expand the program to cater for all women and girls and have no doubt this round will be just as popular."

"AFL as a sport for women is expanding every year with more than 51,000 Queensland women and girls strapping on the boots in 2014 representing a 30% increase in participation across all programs in 2014 from the previous year."

Mr Byrne encouraged councils across Queensland to submit a proposal to help even more women and girls active in sport and recreation.

Gympie Times

Topics:  excercise, fitness




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