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Referees at the Broome Basketball Carnival, 9,10, 11 Oct 2020

Photo: Referees at the Broome Basketball Carnival

  • Regional sport and recreation groups to receive $38,835 to boost skills and assist with travel costs
  • Kimberley athletics, taekwondo, gymnastics, basketball and football groups among 17 to receive funding  

Initiatives to be funded include:

  • assisting athletes in Derby to participate in Athletics West programs as well as an opportunity to travel to Broome to take part in the North West Championships ($5000);
  • mentoring new taekwondo trainers in Kununurra ($2500);
  • assisting Kununurra Gymnastics Club to train new coaches ($2500);
  • enabling the Broome Basketball Association to develop 12 referees as part of the Broome Basketball Carnival ($2000); and
  • helping members of the Kununurra Soccer Association with travel costs to enable them to attend professional development activities in Perth hosted by Football West ($2500). 

The Active Regional Communities grants program aims to increase the opportunities for regional people to participate in sport and active-recreation activities in regional Western Australia.

The North West Travel Subsidy aims to assist young athletes living in the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne regions.

Both initiatives are administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

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