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Media release

A group of junior basketball players with the Premier and Minister on a basketball court.

Photo: Players from Warwick Stadium basketball teams with Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski, Premier Roger Cook and Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman.

The KidSport program has doubled from $150 to $300 worth of vouchers per eligible child, per financial year, helping families who are struggling to cover the cost of registering their children.

Other enhancements to the program include allowing vouchers to be used towards essential playing equipment and uniforms, and making it easier to access financial assistance for children in care (including formal care such as fostering and informal care by grandparents or other family members), as well as expanding the scheme to those who are asylum seekers or refugees.

KidSport has been helping thousands of Western Australian children experience the benefits of belonging to a sporting club and take part in swimming lessons each year.

Participating in sport provides kids the opportunity to remain mentally and physically active and build long-lasting friendships, regardless of their financial circumstances, ability or where they come from.

More than 1900 clubs throughout WA are currently registered to the program and nearly 300,000 vouchers have supported over 113,000 children.

The program’s most popular sports include Australian Rules Football, netball, soccer, basketball, gymnastics and swimming lessons.

KidSport is open to eligible children aged 5 to 18 years old.


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Page reviewed 27 February 2023