Reclink is pleased to welcome the now bipartisan pledge from Tasmanian Labor to fund important sports and recreation activities supporting disadvantaged members of the community.
Shadow Minister for Sport, David O’Byrne MP matched the commitment for three years of funding in the state budget, which will enable more Tasmanians to get active, no matter where they live, and regardless of their age or circumstances.
“This is great news, and it is gratifying to see the value placed on our programs by both major parties in Tasmania. We look forward to using this funding to expand and grow our programs in the state, and to help those experiencing barriers to participation in sport and recreation overcome them,” said Dave Wells, Reclink Australia CEO.
“I would like to thank Mr O’Byrne and Tasmanian Labor for coming to the party on this, and helping secure the future of a valuable service for Tasmanians.”
Reclink’s structured sport and recreation programs have been independently evaluated by La Trobe University, with positive results and improved life outcomes reported by participants experiencing serious forms of disadvantage including mental illness, family violence, homelessness, social isolation, drug and alcohol abuse, gambling harm, and unemployment.
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