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Territory sporting officiators given a boost

The Territory Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to build vibrant communities, and has provided sporting officials from across the Territory with financial support through the Northern Territory Institute of Sport’s Officiating Scholarship Program 2016-17.

The grant program helps increase the number of Territorians officiating at the highest levels in sport, allowing sport participation to continue to grow and building the capacity of the NT to host national and international sporting events.

Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss said she was impressed with the variety of sports that applied and congratulated the successful applicants.

“The NT Government is delighted to be able to assist these individuals from various sports to help improve their knowledge, skills and experiences, which we know will provide benefits for all Territorian’s who participate and are involved in sports,” Minister Moss said.

“Through the program the NT Government has committed $40,100 to support individuals and Peak Sporting Bodies, helping them to travel to various parts of Australia to participate at national level competitions and assisting sports to have Australia’s best officials conduct training in the NT.”

The successful applicants were from Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs and Gove across various sports including basketball, golf, gymnastics, cycling, judo, squash, pistol shooting, volleyball, netball, touch and Australian rules football.

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Across the 2016/17 financial year $70,600 has been provided to Peak Sporting Bodies and individuals to assist in officiating at higher levels across Australia and to improve the knowledge and ability of officials.


Media contact: Clancy Wright – 0428 458 466