Christmas came early for ten local organisations who will be sharing almost $40,000 of the latest round of the Sports Grants Program.
Parkes Sports Council Chairperson Alan Gersbach said it was fantastic to see a broad range of projects with Northparkes Mines supporting the program for the past eight years.
The recipients are:
Parkes Marist Junior Rugby League Club, $8,024 to enclose carport end of long canteen, install roller doors, lighting and benches; Parkes and District Kennel Club, $4,860 to purchase two sets of agility timing gates; Parkes Rugby Union Club, $8,024 to purchase quality kitchen and canteen equipment for the new clubhouse; Parkes & District Amateur Soccer Association, $1,000 to run a four-week pre-season soccer academy for girls aged 5 to 12 years, and to purchase training kits and coaching jackets; Parkes Little Athletics Inc, $3,000 to purchase a comprehensive first aid kit, 14 portable first aid kits for each age division, 4 twin pack UHF handheld radios plus various athletics equipment; Peak Hill Central School, $3,744 to purchase sporting equipment and a high jump mat for students to participate in a wider range of sports activities, uniforms for participating in representative sport as well as updating sporting storage around the school; Parkes Touch Association, $2,746 to purchase AusTouch playing shirts and CovidSafe plan products including 2-way radios, and sanitizer stations. Also update representative team training equipment, first aid kits, and transport trolleys; Parkes School of Dance Inc, $1,500 to purchase online subscription to the Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) to enable teachers to access 250+ exercises and to purchase dancing training equipment; PCYC Parkes, $5,313 to purchase a trampoline harness to support training sessions.
The next round will open in March next year with a total of $30,000 available for sports related projects within the Parkes Shire.