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Double delight for active kids

By Corowa Free Press

Keeping your kids active in NSW will bring new rewards this financial year.

From July I for each school-enrolled child parents will now be able to access two $100 Active Kids vouchers.

Member for Albury, Justin Clancy said one of the most popular programs for kids and parents has just been doubled to help kids stay active all year long.

“We all know kids in the Albury Electorate want to play sport and keep active with their friends and now parents can encourage them even more with another voucher to help spread the costs associated with participation,” Mr Clancy said.

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said since the Active Kids program was launched in 2018, more than one million vouchers have been redeemed and more than $100 million saved by NSW families.

“Families across NSW keep telling me how much the Active Kids Vouchers help them manage the cost of living. Now with two per school enrolled child, parents keep even more money in their back pocket while their kids stay happy and healthy,” Mr Perrottet said.

Minister for Sport John Sidoti said it is a big win for NSW when more kids can participate in sport because of the Government’s drive to take down the barriers to expensive registration costs.

“Whether it is soccer, scouts, AFL, rugby, netball, golf or volleyball, you’re sure to find an activity kids will love. Active Kids really is making a difference to children’s participation in sport and active recreation in NSW,” Mr Sidoti said.

From January to June, there was an overall increase of 13 per cent in the number of Active Kids’ vouchers created, including a 17 per cent rise in vouchers created for girls following an influx of registrations for dance, gymnastics, tennis and swimming Active Kids providers.

“These are incredible results and demonstrate why the NSW Government is investing an additional $40 million this year to expand the Active Kids program.”

For further information visit sport.nsw.gov.au/activekids or call 13 13 02.