ALL local primary schools, clubs and coaches in the Murray electorate are being encouraged to sign up to Sporting Schools, a new Federal Government initiative to get more children active and healthy.
The $100 million Sporting Schools program will become Australia’s largest school-based participation program reaching over 850,000 children in primary schools nation-wide.
Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone said, “The Federal Government is tackling the activity levels and the health of children across the country with its before, during and after school hours Sporting Schools program to be rolled out in July. This new program could help curb unhealthy eating and ‘go slow’ habits from a young age.
“Registering as a school or coach is easy via the Sporting School’s website and once completed, schools and coaches can access online resources and materials to deliver tailored sport programs.
“Many communities in the Murray electorate are very sports driven, we have many fantastic clubs. It is important we can get primary school children outdoors, playing sport and having fun developing social skills and improving their health.
“Registrations should be done now if schools or coaches want to kick start their sporting program for term three this year.”
Later this month, registered schools will be able to apply for grants on the Sporting Schools website. More information on Sporting Schools can be found at www.sportingschools.gov.au. Applications close on June 26.