Trangie’s local rugby league team will be able to continue playing footy thanks to $5,000 announced by Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders.
Mr Saunders said the Trangie Magpies RLFC has secured the funding through the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program, and will be a big boost as the club looks to participate in a disrupted post-COVID Castlereagh League competition.
The funding will allow the club to subsidise registration costs as well as purchase uniforms for the players at a time when things have been tough.
“Sport is an essential part of the fabric of regional towns – especially after years of severe drought and now COVID-19,” Mr Saunders said.
“Some players were facing a choice of playing footy or supporting their families, and I don’t want that to be a choice people ever have to make.
“Sponsorship for small-town clubs is also harder to come by than ever, and this money will help the Magpies get on the field.”
The $4.6 million Local Sport Grant Program aims to increase regular and ongoing participation opportunities in sport and active recreation in NSW.
Trangie Magpies RLFC secretary Lorna Deamer said that the grant will help support the entire community, and the impacts will be felt across the entire town. “This grant will make a huge difference and allow our players to get back on the field where previously they may have struggled,” she said.