Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson and Minister for Sport and Recreation, Stuart Ayres, today announced more than $75,000 awarded to local sporting organisations under the latest round of the Sport and Recreation Facility Program.


Mr Anderson said that the Program assists organisations with improving local sporting facilities.


“This important investment of NSW Government Funding will help to increase the availability and quality of local sport and recreation facilities in the Tamworth electorate.


“This is great news for our local sporting organisations. They have done an excellent job fundraising for their sport and to see this money come to them will be a big boost,” Mr Anderson said.


The following organisations have been awarded grants through the Sport and Recreation Facility Funding:


  • Manilla Team Penning Incorporated - $25,000 for the installation of lighting around the team penning area at Manilla Showground.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  • North West Slopes and Plains Mountain Bikers Inc- $1,967 for the upgrade of the mountain bike track at Mount Borah.
  • Tamworth City Swimming Club Inc - $25,000 for upgrades and thermal pool blankets.
  • Tamworth Tennis Club - $25,000 for the upgrade of two main show courts.


Minister for Sport and Recreation, Stuart Ayres said the NSW Government is committed to increasing participation in sport and exercise.


“Good facilities allow local sporting clubs to thrive and make it easier for everyone to participate in physical activity.


“Grants have been awarded to not-for-profit sports clubs and Councils across the State.


“The money will go towards upgrading and adding additional features to the current sporting clubs and grounds.” Minister Ayres said.









President of the Tamworth City Swimming Club, Wayne Riggien said that the grant will allow the club to purchase 3 thermal pool blankets and the installation of a storage shed at the Tamworth Pool.


“Installing the thermal pool covers will increase the water temperature thereby extending the overall use and visitation of the pool.


“It is estimated that the attendance figures will increase by 10,000 through the installation of thermal blankets,” Mr Riggien said.


Mr Anderson said that he hopes the new upgraded facilities supported by this program encourage more people to take up healthy sporting endeavours.


For more information on the Sport and Recreation Facility Grant Program, visit or phone 13 13 02.



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