More State Government funding support to get kids into sport

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson welcomed news of more funding wins for sports and recreation clubs in the Maroochydore electorate.

Ms Simpson said that eight clubs in her electorate had been successful in gaining grants of up to $10,000 to boost club membership numbers in the second release of the State Government’s Get Going program.

The following local clubs will benefit from new equipment, activities and promotions to get more people active on the Sunshine Coast:


Grant $

Mooloolaba Yacht Club Ltd


Maroochydore Beach Bows Club Inc


North Shore Football Club Inc


Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club Inc


Maroochy Squash Club Inc


Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe Club


Sunshine Coast Futsal Assoc Inc


Coolum Football Club Inc


In addition to this, the Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe Club has been awarded funding of $65,758 under the Get Playing program to improve facilities and infrastructure. The Club will use these funds to install shade cover and the construct an equipment shed.

A full list of funding recipients is available at or by calling 1300 656 191.

Funding applications for the Get Started program will reopen at 10am on Monday 10th February.  Vouchers are to help children and young people whose families struggle to pay sporting club fees.

Get Started assists children and young people who can least afford or may otherwise benefit from joining a sport or recreation club.

Eligible children and young people can apply online for a voucher valued up to $150, which can be presented at a Get Started sport or recreation club.

More information is available at


Phone: 07 5406 7100

Suite 1, Corner First & Memorial Aves
Maroochydore QLD 4558