Plans to get kids into fields
FEDERAL member for Blair Shayne Neumann has welcomed an initiative which encourages children into sport and other physical activities after school.
Mr Neumann congratulated the 22 schools and after-school care centres which have been accepted into the 2011 Active After-School Communities (AASC) program.
He said Active After-Schools was a fantastic program for the children of Blair.
“It provides children with the opportunity to participate in physical activity after school and hopefully gain the confidence to join a sporting club,” Mr Neumann said.
“The program plays a vital role in getting our kids out of the lounge room and on to the sports field. Through encouraging participation in physical activity and sport we will combat obesity and create healthy habits for life.
“Local sporting clubs will also benefit from the increased emphasis on physical activities.
“Children may discover a passion or skill for a sport they have never tried before.”
The recipients include Brassall State Primary School, Bundamba Outside School Care, Grandchester State School and Ipswich West State School.