23 September 2019

Extra payday for Active Kids in Southern NSW

| Ian Campbell
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Active kids from the Googong Hogs Netball and AFL Club with Member for Monaro, John Barilaro. Photo: Supplied.

Active kids from the Googong Hogs Netball and AFL Club with Member for Monaro, John Barilaro. Photo: Supplied.

An extra payday for active, creative kids in Southern New South Wales, with each school-enrolled child now able to access two $100 Active Kids Vouchers.

Member for Monaro John Barilaro says the popular program has been extended to help kids stay active all year long.

“We all know kids want to play sport and keep active with their friends and now parents can encourage them even more with another voucher to help reduce the costs associated with participation,” Mr Barilaro says.

“Since the Active Kids program was launched in 2018, families across NSW have saved over $100 million. That’s $100 million back in the pockets of mums and dads, to benefit young families and young sports stars.

“I consider that to be a big win for Monaro, which is famous for its active lifestyle. I am encouraging families to take advantage of the offer and join organisations such as Cooma Athletics, Braidwood Redbacks, Bungendore Pony Club, Queanbeyan Tigers, 1st Kosciuszko Scout Group, Bombala Netball Club, Delegate Tennis Club and Berridale Gymnastics.”

From January to June there was an overall increase of 13 per cent in the number of Active Kids’ vouchers created, including a 17 per cent rise in vouchers created for girls following an influx of registrations for dance, gymnastics, tennis and swimming Active Kids providers.

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet says the Government is investing an additional $40 million into the scheme this year.

“Families across NSW keep telling me how much the Active Kids Vouchers help them manage the cost of living,” he says.

From this week, parents of school-enrolled children can access a second $100 Active Kids voucher to use towards registration and membership fees for sport and active recreation each year. For further information visit the NSW Office of Sport website or call 13 13 02.

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