Grants to help Narromine Soccer Club grow

An enthusiastic committee will get the chance to help Narromine Soccer Club go to the next level, with almost $4000 of funding secured for three projects through the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant program.

A Miniroos youth development program ($1864), skills training for female players ($750) and the purchase of new equipment ($1160) were all funded through the program, with Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders congratulating the club for its desire to grow the sport.

“It’s obvious from the applications put forward that the committee wants to see kids playing soccer, and it is great that I can help them by securing this funding,” he said.

“They’re looking at targeting the youngest age groups and female players, which they should be congratulated for because you grow clubs from younger ages up.

“They also needed some new goalposts and other equipment, so it’s wonderful that as a government we have been able to provide that support.”

Narromine Soccer Club secretary Sara McGilchrist said a desire to see the sport grow was behind the applications.

“Narromine is a small town and there’s lots of other sports, but we want to present a wonderful opportunity for the kids who come to play soccer with us,” she said.

“We’ve been working with the John Moriarty Foundation when it comes to the Miniroos program and we’re hoping that by providing skills sessions for girls we can attract more female players in the future.”

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