Right now the average cost of club sport in Queensland is $755 a year, and a family with three children can end up paying thousands of dollars a year just so their kids can play soccer or rugby. For many parents that’s just too much.
As a result, children from low-income families are close to 50% less likely to participate in sport outside of school hours.
Free club sport would change hundreds of thousands of children’s lives for the better, save families thousands of dollars and inject hundreds of millions of dollars into our local community sports clubs at a time when they desperately need it.
The Greens will:
- Guarantee all Queenslanders under-18 a free season of organised sport every year by covering all registration costs, paid directly to clubs
- Provide $10,000 grants to sports clubs to help upgrade facilities, recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and handle the extra registrations that will come with free sport
- Give parents $150 rebate for the purchase of sports equipment