State government is investing in getting kids into sports

About 7000 sports vouchers from the state government have been used in the Mid North and Yorke Peninsula to subsidise the cost of kids joining sports clubs.

About 7000 sports vouchers from the state government have been used in the Mid North and Yorke Peninsula to subsidise the cost of kids joining sports clubs.

The Mid North and Yorke Peninsula have been awarded a significant share of vouchers from a state government program in a move to help primary school aged children get more involved in local sports.

Vouchers issued subsidise $50 of the costs of memberships and other sports club fees young families encounter.

The vouchers are designed to open up more opportunities for children from all backgrounds and increase participation in an array of sports.

Recreation and sport minister Leon Bignell said the program is a great opportunity to grow local sports and make them affordable to everyone.

“We want to help our next generation of elite athletes progress through the ranks, and assisting them to get a start by discounting the fees that come with sporting clubs, has a big impact,” Mr Bignell said.

The program allows every primary school student to claim a voucher.

Around 7000 of the state’s 100,000 vouchers have gone to clubs within these two regions, saving families around $350,000 in upfront costs.

The sports voucher program was launched in March 2016 and hoped to reduce the cost of living for families in South Australia while attracting kids to be active.

For more information, visit sportsvouchers.sa.gov.au.  

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