Liz Robinson, Steph Cooke MP and Nicola Mitton hold a large cheque and stand at the edge of a swimming pool. Liz and Nicola wear club shirts. All three smile at the camera.
Liz Robinson, Steph Cooke MP and Nicola Mitton at Grenfell Amateur Swimming Club

The Grenfell Amateur Swimming Club will be diving into the fast lane thanks to funds from the NSW Government’s Sports Grants.

The Member for Cootamundra announced the Club had been awarded a $2,000 grant to host a Swim Faster Freestyle clinic.

Steph Cooke said the grant was well deserved by this important local sports club.

“In a former life I was a passionate swimmer and know just how much of a boost these kinds of clinics can be to an entire club community,” Ms Cooke said.

“These Sports Grants are part of a $4.6 million program from the NSW Government that is working hard to ensure our fantastic community sports groups have a bright future. A huge congratulations to the Grenfell Amateur Swimming Club on securing this grant.”

President of the Grenfell Amateur Swimming Club Nicola Mitton said the grant would help pay for world class training for club members.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant which will be put towards the costs incurred hosting the Swim Faster Freestyle Clinic with James Magnussen and Calum Timms that was held in January,” Ms Mitton said.

“We see this grant as an acknowledgement of the importance of sporting clubs within our community, thank you.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the Local Sport Grants Program awards sporting organisations up to $20,000 for projects which focus on development and participation, access and facility development.

“We are all looking forward to seeing community sport return to normal when it is safe to do so and this money will provide vital funds to help organisations be ready to resume as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted,” Mr Barilaro said.

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