I love my local Inner West sports teams.
Our sports teams are volunteer run, they’re diverse and committed to promoting fun, exercise and teamwork.
They make the most of our limited open greens spaces and get our kids outdoors.
I was proud to host sports teams in my community office last week to recognise their service and to present them with grants under the Local Sports Grant program.
Marrickville District Lawn Tennis Club
The Newtown Breakaways
The River Canoe Club of NSW
Marrickville Cricket Club
Ashfield Bowling Club
The Summer Hill Lakers Netball Club
Canterbury and Western Suburbs Cricket Association
Trinity Community Swimming Club; and the
Marrickville Football Club
These grants will provide uniforms and equipment, upgrade facilities and allow clubs to recruit and train umpires, coaches and referees.
I particularly congratulate all those sports clubs working hard to increase participation – particularly participation of women and girls – and look forward to seeing these grants in action in the community.