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Local Sport and Recreation Groups attend successful Information Forum

27 June 2017

Large scale attendance from local sporting and recreational clubs from across the Council area significantly contributed to the success of an information forum hosted by Wattle Range Council in Millicent last week.

“It was promising to see such a large and diverse group of clubs attend the forum,” Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben Gower said.

“The forum's aim was to help clubs recognise the importance of obtaining Star Club accreditation and developing strategic plans for their long term infrastructure projects. Recreation and sporting clubs continually look to all three levels of government as well as the private sector for financial assistance with their projects. Their ability to secure funding is significantly enhanced if they work within the Star Club framework and take a long term strategic view with their planning. It is in everyone’s interests for our clubs to be better prepared when they are seeking potential funding from government and/or corporate bodies."

The forum provided them with valuable tips and advice from the Limestone Coast Local Government Associations Star Club Field Officer Tony Elletson; McLaughlin Park Sports Incorporated Chairman Craig Tunkin; and Council's Executive Leadership Team.

“Council were very pleased with the turnout and the level of engagement at the forum, which also allowed different clubs to network and share ideas.  While they may compete on the field, it was great to see the clubs working together to ensure the region's sport and recreational facilities continue to grow in the future” Mr Gower added.


 Sort & Rec Forum June 2017


For further information please contact:

Ben Gower, Chief Executive Officer
Telephone:              (08) 8733 0900
Email:                      bjg@wattlerange.sa.gov.au


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