Sport

Grants of up to $75,000 available for rugby league clubs

NSW rugby league clubs can apply for up to $75,000 in NSW Government funding to boost participation and repair or upgrade ageing facilities.

Brian Rix, the president of Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League, encouraged clubs to think about how the State Government's Footy Facilities Fund money can help them.

"Clubs need to think about what they can do with the money - better seating facilities, better change rooms, even grandstand coverage," he said.

"I think every club in our region would love newer, upgraded facilities.

"We encourage them to get on board, see if there's anything worth doing and apply."

Funding is granted for up to 50% of a project with in-kind funding and support from local councils where facilities are located on council owned or managed land, to make up the remaining 50%.

In last year's round of funding, Lismore Old Boys RLFC received $73,588 for drainage works, a field surface upgrade and irrigation at Crozier Park.

Ballina MP Don Page also encouraged clubs to apply.

"Rugby league is an extremely popular sport in our area for both juniors and seniors," he said.

"Modern, safe facilities will increase participation in the future. I commend the NRL and the NSW Government for getting behind our local rugby league clubs to provide financial support at a grassroots level.

"Together they understand that providing strong junior and regional club competitions is how to produce first grade champions."

Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres said the program aims to improve facilities for benefits, including increasing participation, safety and security, and social inclusion.

More information about the Footy Facilities Fund is available on the Department of Sport and Recreation website, by phoning 13 13 02 or emailing grants@communities.nsw.gov.au.

Applications opened on Monday and will close on January 9, 2015

Topics:  government grants sport sporting clubs



Higher levee would only make floods worse: Letter

The Button Collective playing along the Bruxner Highway to a family trapped in their house.

John Hayter says Cyclone Debbie wasn't the only one to blame

Gollan Hotel opens again after flood

The Gollan Hotel one month after the flood in Lismore.

The flood couldn't stop the pub

PHOTOS: Beef Week's breakfast with the butchers gets cooking

Max,3, and Sophia,4, Gooding from Casino at Breakfast with the Butchers at Casino Beef Week.

This morning the BBQ's were running hot in the Casino CBD

Local Partners

Paralympian's inspiring Beef Week talk

RESILIENCE and determination were key topics of discussion over morning tea at the Casino Beef Week Ladies High Tea yesterday.


Mandy and Ellen will be just women like us in Nimbin

DUO: Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs bring their hit show Women Like Us to Nimbin.

Hit comedy show heading towards Nimbin

Chicago comes to Bangalow

CELL BLOCK TANGO: Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones in a scene from the 2002 film Chicago.

The next production by Bangalow Theatre Company

A ballet event of lovers and fairies in Byron Bay

ON STAGE: Byron Ballet's 10th anniversary production will be Shakespeare's A Midnight Summer's Dream.

Byron Ballet celebrates 10 years

Mandy and Ellen will be just women like us in Nimbin

HIT comedy show heading towards Nimbin.

Chicago comes to Bangalow

CELL BLOCK TANGO: Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones in a scene from the 2002 film Chicago.

The next production by Bangalow Theatre Company

Model Bella Hadid's see-through dress shocks in Cannes

US model Bella Hadid attends the Cinema Against AIDS amfAR gala 2017 held at the Hotel du Cap, Eden Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France, 25 May 2017.

It’s like she’s become addicted to shock value.

No room for morbid fans

Chris Cornell.

Fans want to stay in the hotel room where Chris Cornell died

A ballet event of lovers and fairies in Byron Bay

ON STAGE: Byron Ballet's 10th anniversary production will be Shakespeare's A Midnight Summer's Dream.

Byron Ballet celebrates 10 years

Star Wars' 1977 Stormtrooper head banger confesses

A Stormtrooper is responsible for the biggest blunder in a Star Wars movie. Picture: Supplied

Man in most famous blooper in Star Wars history breaks silence

Wild and unknown from Sara Tindley

SONGS FROM THE HEART: Singer Songwriter Sara Tindley.

Local singer songwriter unveils new album

Here's your chance to carp about feral pests

Carp might by great fun to catch but they're destroying Australia's watercourses.

Science in the Pub looks at carp and coral trees

SNEAK PEEK: What new shopping centre is going to look like

Artist impression of the proposed redevelopment of the cinema and shopping complex on Jonson St, Byron Bay.

Mercato billed as regional NSW's most sustainable shopping complex

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

Slaves in Byron: The dark side of housing crisis

Housing generic.

A darker side to Byron's economy

Bonville to become new housing hub

REZONING: Large areas of Bonville have been rezoned for residential

Land rezoning will turn farmland into housing

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!