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    Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Mick de Brenni

    Have your say on Queensland's Sport and Active Recreation Strategy

    Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Mick de Brenni

    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    Have your say on Queensland's Sport and Active Recreation Strategy

    The Palaszczuk Government is calling on Queenslanders to have their say about the future of sport in Queensland.

    Sports Minister Mick de Brenni launched the public consultation today at the Rochedale Rovers Football Club at Underwood Park, supported by a team of Sports Strategy Ambassadors from Queensland’s major sporting codes. 

    “Queenslanders live and breathe sport, whether you play it, watch it, or just love it,” Mr de Brenni said.

    “What I want to see is more of the first - more Queenslanders getting in and having a go.

    “Sport helps boost our state economy and provides opportunities for thousands of volunteers to donate their time and expertise to local clubs.

    “It helps Queenslanders to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and it also supports positive mental health through being part of a supportive, connected community.

    “Queenslanders who are part of a sporting community can find themselves having important conversations with their team mates off the field - conversations that can open the door to literally life saving discussions about mental health and suicide.

    “So I want to hear from you about what we’re doing well, but especially what we could be doing better to make sport more accessible, more fair, and more fun for Queenslanders.”

    Mr de Brenni said the  Sport and Active Recreation Strategy would see evidence-based, strategic investment to get people moving and create jobs.

    “The strategy will cover sport in Queensland from top to bottom - from grassroots sports, through to elite training pathways and how we manage our major sporting infrastructure,” Mr de Brenni said.

    "It will take aim at inequality in sport that prevents Queenslanders from getting involved.

    “Elite athletes all had their beginning in grassroots sport or active recreation, surrounded by passionate people and volunteers.

    “It’s that passion that drives people in sport and active recreation, and I want Queenslanders passion to help form our Sport and Active Recreation Strategy.”

    “Queenslanders love sport and we’re good at it so I want all of us to find a sport or active recreation we love and do it for real.” 

    The discussion paper can be found here: www.qld.gov.au/sportrecstrategy

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