Children of all ages and abilities are being encouraged to get involved with Narromine Little Athletics, with the help of the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant program (LSGP).
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has today announced $4010 for the Narromine Little Athletics Recovery Project.
“Like many local volunteer-run clubs, Narromine Little Athletics was hit hard by the drought, and lost a lot of equipment during the mouse plague,” Mr Saunders said.
“This funding will enable the club to replace their marquee, which is crucial for providing shelter for the athletes during the scorching summer months, as well as equipment to establish a Tiny Tots program.”
The Tiny Tots program is for children aged 3-5 years, encompassing skills-based games focused on participation and fun. The fundamental skills of running, jumping and throwing are approached through age-appropriate activities such as running and jumping over rope ladders, mini hurdles, hoops, throwing and catching bean bags or playing with the big parachute. Children also get to participate in athletics events such as long jump or a 50m run.
“The Tiny Tots equipment will enable Narromine Little Athletics to be more inclusive, offering programs not just for the little ones, but for children with disability as well,” Mr Saunders said.
“There are currently limited opportunities for children with disability to be involved in sport in Narromine, so I commend the club on this initiative to get more kids enjoying the many social and physical benefits of keeping active.
“Sport is a way of life in Narromine and no one should be excluded from that!”
Narromine Little Athletics was among 836 sporting organisations across NSW to share in $3.9 million funding through the Program.
Grants up to $20,000 were available under the Program with up to $50,000 available in each electorate.
For further information on the Local Sport Grants Program and the full list of grant recipients, visit: https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/grants/local-sport-grant-program