The Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, is urging all local primary schools, clubs and coaches in to sign up to Sporting Schools, the Coalition Government’s new initiative to get more kids active and healthy.
Mr Porter said the Coalition was tackling the activity levels and the health of children across the country with the before, during and after school hours Sporting Schools programme to be rolled out in July.
“Registering as a school or coach is easy via the Sporting School’s website and once completed, schools and coaches can access online resources and materials to deliver tailored sport programmes,” Mr Porter said.
“The $100 million Sporting Schools programme will become Australia’s largest school-based participation program reaching more than 850,000 children in primary schools nation-wide.
“By using the windows of opportunity before, during and after school, we are making the most of schools, resources and the time available to get primary school children outdoors, playing sport and having fun developing social skills and improving their health.
“Registrations should be done now if schools or coaches want to kick start their sporting programme for term three this year.”
Over the course of the initiative, more than 5,700 schools will be funded through Sporting Schools for practical delivery of sports activities that suit their individual needs.
Later this month, registered schools will be able to apply for grants on the Sporting Schools website. More information on Sporting Schools can be found at www.sportingschools.gov.au
The new interactive Sporting Schools website was launched in conjunction with the Government’s new national approach to improving participation in sport Play.Sport.Australia earlier this year.