COUNTRY ATHLETES ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR FUNDING ASSISTANCE

COUNTRY ATHLETES ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR FUNDING ASSISTANCE

26 September 2008

Thomas George, Nationals Member for Lismore is calling on local athletes to apply for funding under the NSW Department of Sport & Recreation’s Country Athletes Scheme.

This year’s round of funding opens on Tuesday 30 September and will close on 31 December 2008. Individuals can apply for up to $1,000.

Mr George said the Country Athletes Scheme is designed to assist talented young athletes from country areas to access training, coaching and competitions similar to those enjoyed by athletes from the city.

Mr George said activities which are not eligible for funding include:

“Application forms and guidance notes are available on the website: www.dsr.nsw.gov.au or by contacting my office” Mr George concluded.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577