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Published Thursday, 9th March 2017
More than 10,000 children from the City of Wanneroo have been able to participate in sports, thanks to a partnership between the City and state government through the Department of Sport & Recreation
The KidSport program helps eligible families pay for annual sporting club fees, contributing up to $200 for each child aged between five and 18, by way of vouchers.
The City of Wanneroo is the first local government to reach 10,000 vouchers since the program began in 2011.
Mayor Tracey Roberts said KidSport was invaluable because it provided children with an opportunity to get involved with local sporting clubs when they might not otherwise have been financially able to do so.
“The City is proud to be able to play a part in helping local children get involved with sport and recreation activities,” Mayor Roberts said.
“Of the 10,000 vouchers allocated to families in the City of Wanneroo, almost 65 per cent were for children who had never been registered with a sporting club before, highlighting the importance of the KidSports program,” she said.
“Its popularity is further evidenced given that 37 vouchers were allocated to City of Wanneroo families in 2011 compared to 2,800 vouchers in 2016.”
Since 2011, the 10,000 vouchers have been utilised at more than 320 sporting clubs in the City of Wanneroo and wider metropolitan area. The top five sports for vouchers across WA are AFL, netball, soccer, basketball and little athletics.
Two of the most popular sporting clubs in the City of Wanneroo are the Wanneroo Junior Football Club (757 vouchers) and the Quinns Districts Junior Football Club (704 vouchers).
For information on how to apply for vouchers, please visit the City of Wanneroo website.
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