Gurmesh Singh MP

$110,000 FUNDING BOOST FOR FOOTBALL PROGRAM

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said a Coffs Coast football program is benefiting from Round Five of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Mr Singh congratulated Rise Coffs Harbour on its $110,984 in funding for the Rise Junior Monday Afternoon Football program.

“I’m proud this important project is now able to flourish thanks to this significant support from the NSW Government,” Mr Singh said.

“The program engages more than 100 young people aged 4-12, encouraging participants to learn football skills, values and knowledge. Physical fitness, self-confidence and self-esteem are also key areas.

“This funding is extremely welcome because it is delivering a vital initiative that will make a big difference in our community.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said in the past five years the Stronger Country Communities Fund had delivered more than 2000 grassroots projects, benefitting every Local Government Area in regional NSW.

“We all know how important it is for communities to have great places to come together to build social connections and boost their wellbeing through sport or community events,” Mr Toole said.

“It’s the little things that make a big difference to the way we all work, live, play and do business, and the NSW Liberals and Nationals in Government are delivering the projects that make a difference to everyday life right across regional NSW.”

Round Five of the Stronger Country Communities Fund will support local community and sporting infrastructure projects, street beautification, public programs and events that display the best of local character and community spirit.