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Local sporting clubs are looking forward to welcoming new members after receiving funding for new equipment, programs and facilities to get more people involved in sport.

The NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program has awarded grants to nine local sporting organisations.

$50,000 has been shared between the clubs for the following projects:

Sporting Club

Amount Received

Project Title

Werris Creek Rugby League


New electronic scoreboard

Tamworth Swans AFC


Portable change rooms for Riverside 5

Tamworth and Peel Valley Rifle Club inc.


Electronic Target Project

Tamworth City Swimming Club


Learn to Swim equipment

Tamworth City Swimming Club


Performance coaching course

Gunnedah Gymnastics Association


Ipads for new electronic scoring system

Tamworth New England Goalball inc.


Goalball 4 all

Bendemeer Bowling Club


Cosmetic maintenance

Manilla Swimming Club


Assistance with fees to engage more children in Manilla

Tamworth Baseball Inc.


Upskill of coaches

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the grants would give the clubs the support they need to boost participation in sports.

“Sports are a way of life for so many people in the Tamworth Electorate,” Mr Anderson said.

“Our sporting superstars always punch above their weight at regional, state, national and international events and this funding will help get more people competing, staying active and having fun.”

Minister for Tourism and Sport Stuart Ayres said bringing communities together through sport provided many social, heath and economic benefits.

“Getting together with teammates on a weekend or mid-week to play sport is so important for our physical and mental health,” Mr Ayres said.

“Projects funded by the Local Sport Grant Program will play a vital role in bringing communities together and give people the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of sport.

“With community sporting competitions returning to normal following two pandemic-affected seasons, these grants will support both people returning to sport and those participating for the first time.”

Grants up to $20,000 were available under the Program with up to $50,000 available in each electorate.

For further information on the Local Sport Grants Program and the full list of grant recipients, visit:

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