Funding boost for Far West community sport

Murdi Paaki Regional Rugby League Council has received significant funding from the NSW Government, to support the continued delivery of vital sports competitions and community support services to regions in the Far West.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier Sam Farraway said $450,000 will ensure communities can continue to take part in regional competitions.

“This funding is really important for the Murdi Paaki Regional Rugby League Council, which supports the Barwon Darling Rugby League, the Outback Rugby League and League Tag competitions across the Far West,” Mr Farraway said.

“Without it, the competitions simply can’t exist, and that has other flow-on impacts.”

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the programs being provided are important tools in building stronger and safer communities.

“Murdi Paaki Regional Rugby League Council uses sport as the vehicle to offer programs such as Kick Start the Healthier You, helping cultivate skills and promoting positive mental health outcomes in a fun and relaxed environment,” Mr Saunders said.

“These competitions help connect and empower local communities, as well as breaking down social and cultural barriers.”

Along with delivering competitions across the Far West region, Murdi Paaki Regional Rugby League Council – through its sports network – offers a range of community support programs.

Minister for Sports Natalie Ward said the sport is the fabric of regional communities, helping to contribute to positive social outcomes.

“There is no doubt sport brings us together and contributes to an active and more inclusive NSW,” Mrs Ward said.

“I’m delighted Murdi Paaki Regional Rugby League Council can continue delivering its services in Far West NSW, helping increase participation, promote healthy lifestyles and improve social cohesion.”

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