$395,000 Budget boost for North Queensland Racing


Thoroughbred racing in North Queensland is set to receive a Budget boost, with 13 clubs sharing in $395,000 worth of infrastructure grants. Racing Minister Grace Grace says the new funding would result in upgraded facilities and new infrastructure throughout the region. “I am pleased to be … [Read more...]

Cowboys visit Whitsunday Region


Giddy Up…. The Cowboys are coming. North Queensland rugby league star Justin O’Neill and club legends Matt Bowen and Brent Tate are visiting the Whitsunday Region in the wake of Cyclone Debbie. Mayor Andrew Willcox says the visit would be a morale boost for the Whitsunday region community which … [Read more...]

Women’s Sport gets a Boost


Women and girls are being encouraged to get more active through round three of the Queensland Government’s Get Out, Get Active program. Sport Minister Mick de Brenni says it’s an extension of the Programme and there’s a total of $1.7 million in funding available- $1 million for councils and an … [Read more...]

More Help for kids to Get Started in Sport


An extra $750,000 is now being made available to help up to 5,000 Queensland children kick-start their involvement in organised sport or recreational activities through Round 9 of the popular Get Started vouchers program. BEST BE QUICK - The extra vouchers will be available online from 9.15 am … [Read more...]

Be Quick to Get Free Sports Vouchers


Eligible parents can now apply to secure $150 Get Started Vouchers sports vouchers for kids, with applications opening this morning. The Round 9 opened this morning offering over 25,000 of the vouchers to eligible kids, with the vouchers are issued on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. These … [Read more...]

Corporates to Kill Country Bookies


Sharp criticism from Deputy Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington of the Government’s refusal to enforce a minimum bet limit for corporate bookmakers which she believes will kill country bookies and impact across the racing scene in regional areas. Ms Frecklington says the ‘no minimum’ move means … [Read more...]