Driving social inclusion across Leichhardt through sport

Migrant groups, people with physical and intellectual disabilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Leichhardt will be the focus of a new initiative aimed at ensuring all Australians can participate in sport and physical activity. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch welcomed the allocation of $195,920 in funding for the Cairns Regional Council,…

Cairns Taipans

Mr ENTSCH: It gives me great pleasure to rise this afternoon to pay tribute to the mighty Cairns Taipans, who are one win away from making the NBL’s grand final. What a difference a year makes, after the Taipans picked up the wooden spoon last year. With 16 regular-season wins and finishing third on the table,…

FNQ netball players now able to play all year round

Cairns and Far North Queensland netball players will be able to play all year round after the completion of the multi-million dollar upgrades to the Martyn Street Netball Centre. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the $2,037,984 project was delivered through the Regional Jobs and Investment Package in a 50/50 partnership with Cairns Regional Council.…

2020 Sporting Schools grants now open

The Morrison Government’s Sporting Schools program is helping more schools than ever before provide opportunities for children to get active and experience the joy of sport. Grants for Term 1, 2020 are now open and next year there will be 35 different sports for children to choose from, with the inclusion of judo and paddle…

Facility upgrade puts Cairns Hockey ahead of the field

Far North Queensland now boasts an international-quality sporting facility following the official opening today of the $3 million redevelopment of the Cairns Hockey Association facilities. This project was jointly funded with the Coalition Government investing $2.7 million and the Cairns Hockey Association $300,000. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the improved facility, now raised to international…

Far North Queenslanders set to benefit from new physical activity grants

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling on sport and physical activity providers across Far North Queensland to apply for funding under a $28.9 million program aimed at encouraging Australians to get more active. The federal government’s Sport Participation Grants program, to be launched today, allows sporting organisations plus non-government and local government organisations to…