Local sports clubs across the Goulburn electorate have been awarded a total of $14,300 in funding to put towards life-saving defibrillators from the NSW Government.
Member for Goulburn Pru Goward said she was delighted to see so many local clubs had applied for the first round of the Local Sport Defibrillation Program.
“So far more than 430 defibrillators have been allocated across the state and I am confident the addition of 11 defibrillators across Goulburn will benefit hundreds of local players and spectators,” Ms Goward said.
“The Goulburn electorate has such a rich history of enjoying community sport and we look forward to the installation of more of these portable life-saving devices in our region.”
- Boorowa Junior Rugby League Club
- Crookwell Men’s Bowling Club
- Goulburn District Netball Association
- Goulburn Golf Club Ltd
- Goulburn Pistol Club Inc.
- Goulburn Workers Field And Game Clay Target Club
- Southern Highlands Carriage Club Inc.
- Table Tennis Goulburn Inc.
- The Goulburn Tennis Club Inc.
- Yass Clay Target Club
- Yass Netball Association Inc.
Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the program will help save lives.
“More than 33,000 Australians experience cardiac arrest every year and early access to CPR and defibrillation can influence survival rates by up to 75 percent,” Mr Ayres said. “More than 2,500 defibrillators will be installed at community sporting facilities over the next four years as part of the $4 million program.
“The NSW Government initiative supports up to 50 per cent of the defibrillator cost, training and maintenance and I encourage local sports clubs and councils that had not yet applied to consider the program.”
The next round of applications opens in the middle of this year.
For more information visit: sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/defibrillator