Member for Goulburn Pru Goward last week joined Ajax Colts Hockey Club President, Lauren Whalan and Liberal Candidate for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman to announce $3,310 of funding which will go to the club’s littlest goalkeepers.
The grant comes from NSW Government’s 2018/19 Local Sport Program, which has allowed seven Goulburn electorate clubs to purchase new equipment, uniforms and improve their facilities.
Ms Whalan welcomed the funding to assist increase participation in the sport.
“It can be hard to get kids to play goalie, especially if they are uncomfortable or have to wear old equipment – it doesn’t make for much fun.
“The new goal keeping equipment will hopefully make it a bit less of a chore for kids to have their go as goalie,” Ms Whalan said.
“The main aim of this program is to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport and active recreation in NSW,” Ms Goward said.
“Hockey has a proud tradition in our region – this grant will help keep it going,” Ms Goward added.
“Sport is a huge part of our way of life and the NSW Government recognises how important it is to our communities, for both social and health reasons,” Ms Tuckerman said.