Wynnum Manly Juniors Rugby League Club (JRL) have received $20,000 funding for new jerseys for their latest recruits through the Morrison Government’s Stronger Communities grant program.
Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the government was committed to supporting local community organisations to encourage children to lead active and healthy lifestyles.
“Kids should be able to enjoy an active lifestyle without missing out because the cost of a team jersey might stretch the family budget,” Mr Vasta said.
“We want every kid in Australia to have every opportunity to play and enjoy the sport they love.
“These rugby league kids could grow up to be the next Australian representative, and it all starts with the passion and skills they develop at their local club.”
Wynnum Manly JRL president Shane Vaughan said the funding would benefit the sporting community and future of the club.
“This grant is a huge benefit to the club and is reinvested into the kids so they can come together and play the sport they love,” Mr Vaughan said.
“We want to provide facilities that allow kids to lead healthy and active lifestyles instead of being in front of screens.”
The new season is just starting for Wynnum Manly JRL. For more information visit www.wynnummanlyjuniors.com.au