Congratulations to this year's recipients of the Summer Hill Local Sport Grants.

With kids across the inner west itching to get back out onto the field during the pandemic, these grants will go a long way to help out clubs that are doing it tough.

The Marrickville Red Devils Football Club will give its girls' teams a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train alongside their heroes, the world-ranking Matildas.

The Summer Hill Lakers Netball Club will help remove some of the financial barriers in women's sport, providing a subsidy of the cost of registration.

Players from both the Marrickville Cricket Club and the Western Suburbs District Cricket Club will look very snappy in their new uniforms and also benefit from additional professional training.

The Marrickville RSL Kings Rugby League Football Club will upgrade its storage and change rooms at Marrickville Oval.

I thank all the coaches, the amazing volunteers, the supporters and the players who put their sweat and tears into our local sports clubs, especially during this difficult time.

I wish the best of luck to all the clubs for a very COVID safe sports season.