Member for Manly, James Griffin said the distribution of funding under the 2023/24 Local Sports Grant Program will be a real shot in the arm for local sporting organisations.

“It is terrific to see so many sporting groups bolstered by the Program to the benefit of local sports men and women,” Mr Griffin said.

“A wide and diverse range of sports are covered with Rugby, Bowling, Sailing, Boardriding, Cricket and Triathlon events all receiving funding,” Mr Griffin said.

The largest grant of $15,949 is going to the Manly Rugby Football Club for the purchase of equipment to support the expansion of the Manly Mermaids Rugby Union Program.

The Seaforth Cricket Club also scores well, receiving $7,383 for the purchase of a club bowling machine.

Further grants go to:

  • The Seaforth Bowling Club – $9,396 to replace like for like synthetic grass bowls rests on greens one and three.
  • The Warringah Triathlon Club – $4,719 to promote the club and encourage Triathlon participation and a further $3,579 towards the cost of a box trailer to transport club equipment.
  • The Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club – $3,224 for Training Buoys
  • The Girls Boardrider Fraternity – $3,000 to support members
  • The Harbord Harlequins – $2,750 towards a grading program and to encourage participation.

Mr Griffin said, “I congratulate each of the sporting clubs on their successful applications."

“In all, $50,000 has been allocated to seven local clubs to improve facilities and increase participation.”

“I wish each of them every success as they promote their passion and contribute to a healthy community,” Mr Griffin said.