State Government vouchers remove cost as a barrier to sport

March 14, 2024 12:25 pm in by
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Parents can breathe easier when paying their kid’s sporting fees, with a new State Government initiative providing relief.

Sports vouchers have been introduced to remove cost as a barrier to sport, which parents can use to save up to $100 per child per calendar year for sports, dance or swimming lessons.

In the Flinders electorate this year, 240 vouchers have been claimed, reaching a total investment of $24,000.

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Port Lincoln has seen the most vouchers claimed in the region, with a total of 159 – Boston coming in second with 16, and Cummins coming in third with eight.

The top activities the vouchers are being claimed for are gymnastics, Aussie rules and soccer.

The program discounts fees for children from Reception to Grade 9.