Sport

Regional clubs urged to protect fields during wet weather

DUE to the forecast of rain this week, Sport Ipswich asks clubs to be mindful of using sporting fields in wet weather.

Training and playing on wet fields can result in significant damage to grass fields that can take weeks or months to fully repair.

To ensure your fields are in the best possible condition for your season, inspect fields prior to usage.

Funding available

ROUND 93 of the Gambling Community Fund (previously Jupiters Funding) opens mid-April.

These grants are available to clubs for a vast range of programs and equipment.

Funding is available from $500 through to $35,000.

Visit www.justice.qld.gov. au for more information and to submit an application.

Active Easter

GET out and get active for free these Easter school holidays.

Ipswich City Council is running its Active Breaks program over the school holidays.

Why not bring your kids along for a game of netball, soccer, badminton or dance?

Bring the whole family along and learn how to fish, mountain bike or participate in a challenging scavenger hunt.

For more information and for the program schedule, visit www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/activebreaks

Dirt Art on way

GREAT news for mountain bikers and BMX riders - renowned trail builders Dirt Art are well underway creating an awesome pump, jump and skills park in the quarry at Castle Hill Blackstone Reserve.

Opening in early May, this is going to be the icing on the cake for this great Ipswich riding venue.

Park run

THE Ipswich area is fortunate to have three great Park Run locations running each Saturday morning.

Park Run is a 5km run or walk that is free to participate in. It's a timed event so that you can track yourself as you improve. Why not check out one of the great locations this weekend.

Park Run Ipswich is on Saturdays (7am) at Limestone Park.

Park Run Augustine Heights is on Saturdays (7am) at Renahan Place, Stockland.

Park Run White Rock is a trail run on Saturdays (7am) at School Rd, White Rock.

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