Mid North clubs get funding

Blyth/Snowtown Netball Club are one of two Mid North sporting organisations set to benefit from funding allocated by the state government.
Blyth/Snowtown Netball Club are one of two Mid North sporting organisations set to benefit from funding allocated by the state government.

Two local sporting clubs will benefit from an extra $6.1 million being pumped into sport and recreation by the state government.

Blyth Netball Club and Spalding Amateur Swimming Club will receive funding as part of the 2017-18 round of the Community Recreation and Sports Facilities Program.

A total of $390,000 has been awarded to five sporting clubs in the Yorke and Mid North region.

Blyth Netball Club has been allocated $97,000 to repair and resurface two multi-use courts, and to install an additional netball court with fencing, lighting and a shelter.

Spalding Amateur Swimming Club has received $54,000 to resurface the main swimming pool at the Spalding Swimming Centre.

Recreation and Sport Minister Leon Bignell said the grants underlined the government’s commitment to grass roots sport.

“The Community Recreation and Sporting Facilities Program and the Active Club Programs are a fantastic funding source for grass roots clubs and reinforce our commitment to achieving our goal of increasing participation in sport or recreation by 50 per cent, by 2020,” he said.

Approximately half of the latest round of funding was allocated to clubs in regional areas.