Footy stars say more kids can kick goals through FairPlay

Brisbane Broncos and Brisbane Lions footy stars are encouraging more families to take advantage of the Queensland Government’s FairPlay program to help eligible families with the cost of children’s sports.

Through vouchers valued up to $150, FairPlay is designed to help reduce the cost of sports memberships, registration or participation fees, and ease cost-of-living pressures.

Round 10 of the program provides more than $6 million worth of vouchers to assist with getting children aged between five and 17 onto sporting fields or involved in active recreation programs.

Applications are now open until 1 May 2024, with vouchers to be redeemed by clubs and organisations by 12 June 2024.

In an added bonus, the expiry date of more than 4 000 vouchers of Round 9 FairPlay vouchers has been extended.  This will allow these vouchers to be presented to clubs and organisations until 1 May 2024.  Clubs and organisation can also redeem Round 9 FairPlay vouchers until 12 June 2024.

Sport Minister Michael Healy said “FairPlay is helping thousands of kids play sport and be more active.”

“More Queensland kids are getting involved in activities such as rugby league, AFL, netball, bushwalking and abseiling, where without the program, they may have been out of reach for many,” Mr Healy said.

Adam Reynolds, the captain of the Brisbane Broncos, said “This is a great initiative to get more young kids involved in sport, and hopefully the game we love, rugby league.

“As a Dad of four young kids, I’m around junior sport a fair bit, at clubs like Arana Hills, and I see the positive impact it can have on kids’ lives, mentally and physically.

Cal Ah Chee, Brisbane Lions Player, highlighted that “Playing footy growing up is such a great experience and I’ve met so many people through my football journey.

“Being a member of a footy club is like having an extended family with physical and social benefits.

“AFL participation continues to grow across QLD and initiatives like FairPlay helps families get their kids active and gives them the opportunity to have a go.”

For more information on FairPlay visit  https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/fairplay

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