Ku-ring-gai Sports Forum to be held on Monday 21 May

Published on 9 April 2018

Council will host its annual get together with sporting groups to discuss issues and projects affecting them in the local area.

The Sports Forum is held every year for Ku-ring-gai’s sporting groups and associations to meet Council staff, raise issues and get updates on major projects.

Nearly 50 sporting representatives attended last year’s forum on behalf of all four football codes, netball, cricket, baseball, Oztag, archery and school sports.

This year’s Forum will be held between 6pm and 9pm at Warrimoo Clubhouse, 161 Warrimoo Avenue St Ives.  Guest speaker is David Cushway from the NSW Office of Sport to discuss the government’s Active Kids program, designed to get young children more active and engaged with sport.

Through the Active Kids program parents, guardians and carers can apply for a $100 voucher each calendar year for every student enrolled in school since January 2018.

Senior Council staff will host a panel discussion on issues affecting local sporting associations, including the proposal to turn three public tennis courts into multi-use sports courts for netball and basketball training as well as tennis.

The courts are located at Kent Road Turramurra, Bradfield Road Lindfield and Koora Avenue Wahroonga.

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said the Forum was an important event for sporting groups as it gave them an opportunity to discuss issues face-to-face with senior Council staff.

“I encourage sporting associations and Ku-ring-gai residents with an interest in sport to come to the forum and express their views about issues affecting them.”

To RSVP to the Sports Forum contact Matthew Joyce at Ku-ring-gai Council on 9424 0000 or email mjoyce@kmc.nsw.gov.au

Click here for more details about the NSW Government’s Active Kids program.

 

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams, Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982 or sawilliams@kmc.nsw.gov.au