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Northern Illawarra Little Athletics Club takes out #GreaterIllawarra funding

Northern Illawarra Athletics Club

Northern Illawarra Little Athletics Club will refurbish its training equipment after securing the major share of the #GreaterIllawarra funding round for November.

After taking out this month’s community vote, Northern Illawarra Little Athletics Club will receive $2,000 that they plan to use to purchase new equipment for the club, including new starting blocks, trolley, discus, shot puts and tape measures.

With a commitment to promoting the fun of track and field events to the whole family, Northern Illawarra Little Athletics Club runs athletics programs including discus, shot put, high jump, hurdles, javelin and long jump for Little Athletes (3 to 17 years) every Friday afternoon from October to March.

According to Northern Illawarra Little Athletics Club PresidentWanda Methven, as a not-for-profit organisation, winning the #GreaterIllawarra funding round will assist them to upgrade their existing equipment.

“Given the limitations around fundraising this year, we have been struggling to find the extra funds to upgrade our equipment to ensure it is as safe as possible for our athletes,” she said.

“The funding from the #GreaterIllawarra program is an enormous help and will make a huge difference to the updated equipment we can provide to all our athletes,” Wanda said.

Also benefiting from this month’s funding round was Illawarra Light Railway Museum and Woods-Ray Theatricals who each received a $500 grant to put towards their operational costs.

Greater Bank’s Regional Manager, Greg Creagan, said it was great to see the #GreaterIllawarra program continue to provide invaluable support to deserving sporting groups such as Northern Illawarra Little Athletics Club.

“We continue our commitment to supporting the communities that support and this is a great example of how a small but generous funding contribution can go a long way towards providing a local sporting group with much needed financial support,” said Mr Creagan.

The December round of the #GreaterIllawarra program is now open until 5pm on Friday 18 December 2020 with Wollongong & District Kennel Club, Cocoa And Butter Productions and Lake Illawarra Athletics Association are all vying for a share in the $3000 funding.

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