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    Child Safety and Sport
    The Honourable Phil Reeves

    ONE STOP SHOP FOR SPORTS SIGN ON

    Child Safety and Sport
    The Honourable Phil Reeves

    Friday, February 10, 2012

    ONE STOP SHOP FOR SPORTS SIGN ON

    Families around the state can check out a range of winter sports on offer and also sign their kids up there and then at the Bligh Government’s Super Sports Sign-on Day this Sunday (Sunday, 12 February).

    Sport Minister Phil Reeves said the one-stop shop for sports will be held from 10 am to 1pm at key locations around the state making it easier for Mums and Dads to sign their kids up for the coming season.

    “The various clubs will have a stand inviting new members to find out information relating to training and meeting times, coaching and fees,” Mr Reeves said.

    “There’ll be stalls promoting a range of sport and recreation opportunities including AFL, soccer, hockey, netball, rugby league and rugby union.

    “There’re so many activities to choose from, and having all the clubs in one spot will make it a breeze for busy families.

    “It’s also a great way for clubs to find volunteers and network with other groups.”

    Mr Reeves said it will take the stress out of choosing a winter sport for children.

    “Making sport fun and easily accessible is what this is all about,” he said.

    “Under our Toward Q2: Tomorrow’s Queensland initiative, our goal is to help Queenslanders become Australia’s healthiest people.

    “It also forms part of our commitment to sport and recreation at the grassroots level, which is a breeding ground for tomorrow’s champions.

    “The Bligh Government’s support helps to provide a platform for junior players to cultivate their talents so they can make it to the elite level, reinforcing Queensland’s reputation as the Champions State.

    “We’ve made the tough economic decisions to ensure we can continue to support local sport and recreation.

    “Because of the strong leadership of the Bligh Government we are able to invest more in sport and recreation than any other state in the country.”

    Locations across Queensland for the Super Sports Sign-on Day include Bundaberg, Cairns, Townsville, Mount Isa, Mackay, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast, Deception Bay, Toowoomba, Ipswich, Brisbane, Redlands, and Gold Coast.

    For more information, please go to www.communities.qld.gov.au/sportrec

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