Kids Sport set to Get Started again in 2014


Member for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie is calling on locals to make 2014 the year their children Get Started in sport and recreation.

The Newman Government is supporting active participation through their flagship $47 million Get in the Game initiative, which is helping to lower the cost of living for Queenslanders by reducing the costs of club registrations and funding better sports equipment and infrastructure.

Mr Bleijie has announced the opening of round three of the Get Started program, which is part of the Get in the Game initiative.

“Get Started officially opened for applications on 10 February. It provides vouchers valued up to $150 to help kids whose families can least afford for them to join a sport or recreation club.”

“Get Started was designed to encourage more young people to get into sport or recreation and to ease the financial burden on families,” Mr Bleijie said.

“The Newman government is committed to helping young Queenslanders be active.”

Recreation and Sport Minister Steve Dickson said the first two rounds of the Get Started program had seen almost 19,000 vouchers redeemed at sport or recreation clubs.

“We made a commitment to get more young Queenslanders involved in recreation and sport, at the grassroots, and we are delivering through this highly successful program.

“I strongly encourage local sport and recreation clubs, and families to take advantage of this wonderful program,” he said.

For more information on how to apply for a Get Started voucher, visit