26 September 2023

New recreation push to keep Queenslanders active

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The Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport is developing new sport and recreation initiatives to encourage Queenslanders of all abilities to stay active.

Minister for Sport, Stirling Hinchliffe said the initiatives were supported by the Active Industry Project Fund.

“For centuries, medical science has known about the significance of physical activity to good human health,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“One of the lessons we’ve learned from the pandemic is the importance of being connected with a local community, and the Active Industry Project Fund achieves both to maintain the mental and physical health of Queenslanders, regardless of fitness, age or ability,” he said.

Mr Hinchliffe said 25 sport and recreation organisations had received up to $75,000 for diverse and inclusive programs run by experienced providers, which included a para-cycling tryout series and a Riding Blind initiative for vision-impaired motorcycle riding.

“Other initiatives are being deployed in sports and activities like triathlon, table tennis, surfing, volleyball, gymnastics, sailing, lacrosse, scouts, sporting wheelies, Special Olympics and deaf sports,” he said.

The Minister said the Fund would benefit club volunteers, allowing them to spend more time coaching and less on club administration.

“That’s why we’re helping surf lifesaving events move to paperless technology, funding an online learning hub for Little Athletics and tailored training for female rugby officials,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

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