Sport NZ Rural Travel Funding Allocated

The Sport NZ Assessment Panel have handed out the 2018 funding for the Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund to 11 Hurunui sports clubs and schools.  This totals $15,500 amongst the successful applicants.

The recipients of funding are as follows:

  • Amberley Pony Club
  • Amberley Rugby Football Club
  • Cheviot Netball Club
  • Hanmer Springs Netball Club
  • Hanmer Springs Swimming Club
  • Hurunui Cricket Club
  • Hurunui Rangers Football Club
  • Hurunui College
  • Hurunui Rugby Football Club
  • Rangiora Amateur Wrestling Club
  • Waiau Netball Club

Fr a full list of the funding allocated to each group click here.

Councillor Jason Fletcher, who sits on the assessment panel, says the Sport NZ funding is essential for the district as it allows small communities to access vital funds to grow a sporting interest or passion.

“The quality and range of applications was strong and it is pleasing to see such a wide variety of different sports represented.” 

“All the initiatives aim to engage, improve or pass on knowledge to members of our community and enrich our district’s sporting landscape.  I am personally looking forward to seeing the results this funding will bring the various groups,” says Councillor Fletcher.

The Rural Travel Fund is a partnership between Sport NZ and local councils, with each council taking responsibility for delivering the funding in its area.  The fund is designed to subsidise rural travel for junior teams, and help club and school sports teams participate in local competitions.