26 September 2023

ActiveKIT program actively kicking fitness

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The Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport has announced further initiatives under the ActiveKIT program.

Minister for Sport, Stirling Hinchliffe said since launching six months ago, the $4.1 million ActiveKIT Program had funded 39 initiatives.

Mr Hinchliffe said the Program allocated funds for innovative ways to make it even easier for people of all ages and abilities to reach fitness goals and connect with their community.

“All 39 ActiveKIT community initiatives are either operational or in the final stages of development,” he said.

The Minister said funded initiatives included an online platform that captured game statistics in a scoreboard to free up club score and timekeeping volunteers, which was currently being trialled by cricket and karate.

“In addition, the Touch Association is running an extra three seasons of the Women in Touch Program and Brisbane’s Science of Fitness gym has launched a Fit Over-50s group training program,” he said.

Mr Hinchliffe said ActiveKIT was also taking new rugby league programs to remote Indigenous communities.

Chief Executive of Health and Wellbeing Queensland, Robyn Littlewood, welcomed the further rollout of ActiveKIT initiatives.

“Some Queenslanders are missing out on the benefits of exercise while trying to balance the commitments of 2022,” Dr Littlewood said.

“We know 59 per cent of adults and 46 per cent of kids aren’t active enough to make a noticeable difference to health and wellbeing,” she said.

“The ActiveKIT Program aims to improve these rates by investing in innovative ways to stay fit and healthy.”

All ActiveKIT initiatives are expected to be fully operational by 30 June.

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