The Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport has announced that applications are open for the latest round of the FairPlay voucher program.
Acting Minister for Sport, Scott Stewart said the vouchers would deliver $150 to help eligible families with the cost of sporting club membership, team registration, or on-field participation fees.
“We know getting young Queenslanders involved in local sport or active recreation improves long-term health, wellbeing and social connections,” Mr Stewart said.
“Many families continue to feel the financial squeeze of COVID-19, but we’re not letting the pandemic stand in the way of young Queenslanders staying active,” he said.
Mr Stewart said a FairPlay voucher could be the spark that ignited an elite sporting career ahead of the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“While not every young Queenslander with a FairPlay voucher will make it to the 2032 Games, getting involved in local sport and recreation is life-changing,” he said.
Mr Stewart said FairPlay vouchers would help clubs kick off 2022 with new teams for local fixtures in North, Central and South-East Queensland.
“From beach volleyball, lacrosse and orienteering to netball and the football codes, there’s plenty to choose from to encourage school-age Queenslanders to stay fit and make new friends,” he said.
“Since mid-2019, more than 102,000 vouchers worth $15 million have helped eligible young Queenslanders get active with their favourite club.”
Mr Stewart said FairPlay was an initiative of Activate! Queensland 2019-2029, aimed at getting more Queenslanders moving, more often.