Boost for Parkes Shire Groups After Last Round of Northparkes Sports Grants Funding | Champion-Post Parkes

CMOC-Northparkes Mines (Northparkes) and Parkes Shire Council have announced successful applicants for the final round of the Sports Grants Funding Program.

Parkes Sports Council Chairman Alan Gersbach said it was fantastic to see a wide range of projects during this selection round.

“The Parkes Shire has a strong sports culture and programs like this promote and increase participation in the community,” said Mr. Gersbach.

Northparkes General Manager Hubert Lehman said the organization is well aware of the important role sport plays in Parkes Shire.

“At Northparkes, we are committed to the health and well-being of our people, as well as the community in which we live and work,” she said.

“We have proudly supported the Sports Grants Program in association with the Parkes Shire Council for eight years now.

“Northparkes recognizes how vital sport is to our local community; Supporting the Sports Grants Program is a way to help some of the teams and clubs that do a great job of helping to keep Parkes Shire healthy and happy, ”said Mr. Lehman.

A total of $ 39,511 in grants were distributed during this round.

The joint funding agreement between Northparkes and the Parkes Shire Council will distribute $ 180,000 in sport-related funding over three years.

The next round, which opens in March, will see a total of $ 30,000 available for sports-related projects in the Parkes Shire.



Parkes Marist Junior Rugby League Club

$ 8,024: fence the end of the carport of the long canteen, install roll-up doors, lighting and benches.

Parkes and District Kennel Club

$ 4,860: Purchase two sets of Agility Timing Gates.

$ 8,024: purchase of quality kitchen and canteen equipment for the new pavilion.

Parkes and District Amateur Soccer Association

$ 1,000: Run a four-week preseason soccer academy for girls ages five to 12. Also buy training kits and training vests.

Parkes Little Athletics Inc.

$ 3000: Buy a complete first aid kit and 14 portable first aid kits for each age group. Also buy four paired UHF portable radios and various other sports equipment.

$ 3,744: purchase of sports equipment and a high jump mat for students to participate in a wider range of sports activities, uniforms to participate in representative sports as well as updated sports storage around the school.

$ 2,746: Shop for AusTouch gaming shirts and COVID-safe plan products, including two-way radios and sanitizing stations. Also update representative team training equipment, first aid kits and transport carts.

Parkes Dance School Inc.

$ 1500: Purchase an online subscription to the Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), which will give our teachers access to over 250 exercises suitable for all ages for dance teachers. Also purchase dance training equipment such as Swiss balls, resistance bands and mats.

Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW Ltd (PCYC Parkes)

$ 5,313: Purchase a trampoline harness to support workouts. Since the PCYC trampoline is above the ground, a harness provides support for an athlete to train and hone various aerial skills and gain confidence without fear of injury.

Parkes College for Seniors

$ 1,300: Buy a waterproof wireless microphone to lead water aerobics classes Monday and Thursday at Parkes Aquatic Center for one hour.

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