More than 6300 school children across the Port Macquarie electorate have benefited from the state government’s Active Kids Program.
Seven-year-old Charlie Treasure is among them.
Sam Treasure said her son Charlie used the $100 Active Kids voucher in 2018 for his Port Macquarie Sharks Junior Rugby League Football Club fees.
Mrs Treasure said the Active Kids program was fantastic.
“It makes a big difference and Charlie loves his football so much we would do it anyway,” she said.
Parents, guardians and carers of school children can apply for a $100 voucher to use for sport and fitness costs under the Active Kids program.
Active Kids supports the Premier’s priority to reduce children’s overweight and obesity rates by five per cent over 10 years.
Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams said Active Kids had been a resounding success.
“It’s also about doing what we can to reduce the cost of living expenses for parents and making sure every child has the opportunity to participate in a sporting activity,” she said.
Mrs Williams said our area had the highest take-up rate on the North Coast ahead of Ballina which came in at seventh place.
Meanwhile, $100 vouchers are also available for Creative Kids which makes it easier for school-aged kids to get involved in creative and cultural activities.
The Treasure family could also benefit from the Creative Kids program.
Mrs Treasure said her daughter, Lucy, would love to have music lessons.
Parents, guardians and carers can claim a $100 voucher under the Creative Kids program to put towards the cost of lessons and fees with registered providers.
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