Friday, 16 February 2018

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes is reminding parents to take advantage of the NSW Government’s Active Kids rebate when registering their children for sport programs this year.

The NSW Government will contribute $100 for every school-aged child towards the cost of sports registration or fees for physical activities such as swimming, dance and athletics.

Over $200 million has been allocated towards the scheme over the next four years.

“Pittwater is a recreational hub and we’re really fortunate to have excellent sporting clubs and organisations catering to a wide range of interests and abilities,” Rob Stokes said today.

“We want all kids to have the opportunity to experience the thrill and health benefits of organised sport.

“I’m delighted the NSW Government is helping to alleviate the financial pressure on parents who are hoping to get their children involved in some form of active sport.

“The rebate is able to be claimed throughout the year – so parents have the flexibility of using it for either summer or winter sports,” Rob Stokes said.

Parents can register online with Service NSW to receive their $100 voucher to provide to their approved sport or physical activity club.

Over 5500 vounchers have so far been downloaded by Pittwater parents.