NSWs Active Kids program has seen 12,452 vouchers issued across the Northern Tablelands, putting a staggering $1.23 million dollars into the pockets of our region's families since the State Government's cost of living initiative started last year.
It means more than 12,000 children from across the region have engaged in sporting activities and accessed the $100 vouchers.
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said the successful program was extended from the start of this month, with parents now able to access two $100 vouchers through Service NSW each year for each school-enrolled child.
"During Active Kids first year, Service NSW saw 6658 vouchers accessed by parents in the Northern Tablelands, but in the first-half of this year, that number was surpassed with 5,793 up until the end of last month," Mr Marshall said.
"I want to see that total reach 15,000 by the start of January next year, which not only means hundreds of local kids participating in sport, but an additional $1.5 million being spent back into the local economy.
"With seasonal conditions remaining dry every dollar in the household budget counts, so I urge parents who haven't already accessed Active Kids to please jump on the Service NSW website and find out how."
Mr Marshall said it was a big win for the health of local towns when more kids could participate in sport.
"In rural areas sport is the glue which sticks communities together, whether its rugby league or union, soccer, scouts, AFL, or netball it's important at an early age our kids are able to be active, healthy and learn the values sportsmanship," he said.
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