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Local Sport Getting Back IN the Game with Funding Support


Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today joined members of the Kairali Thunders to announce that they will join 8 other sports clubs across Penrith in receiving funding for new equipment, programs and facilities to get more people involved in sport under the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program.


A total of nine sports clubs in Penrith were among 836 sporting organisations across NSW to share in $3.9 million funding through the Program.


The following projects across the Penrith electorate:


  • Panthers Premier League Netball       -Panthers Premier League Netball equipment and uniforms,
  • Kairali Thunders Penrith Incorporated-Club training programs & social cricket Come and Try Family Event,
  • Emperors Ice Hockey Club Incorporated        – Emperors Grass Roots Support Fund
  • Penrith Rugby Union Club Inc- To develop Women’s Rugby,
  • Blue Mountains Junior Rugby Club -Sport Facility upgrade including signage, scoreboard protection & security shutters,
  • Nepean Hockey Association Incorporated -Western Sydney Hockey Centre for 4 X new hockey goals,
  • Team Skatel Artistic Roller Skating Club Inc -Team Skatel home rink resurfacing and line marking,
  • Nepean Rowing Club Ltd – Rowing shoes quick release plates,
  • Western Sydney Whitewater Club     -Western Sydney Whitewater Club for club development and recruitment.


Stuart Ayres said the grants would help local clubs to get more people involved in sport.


“Sport is a way of life in the Penrith community,” Stuart Ayres said.


“These grants provide essential funds to our local clubs for programs, equipment and facilities that will enable more people of all ages and abilities to participate in 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,” Stuart 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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