| May 24, 2017

Damian Drum invites Murray sport fans to help shape new National Sport Plan

Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum MP today invited sport fans from across the electorate of Murray to help shape the Coalition Government’s new National Sport Plan.

The Plan will be a long-term strategy for the whole of sport and will examine four key pillars of participation, performance, prevention through physical activity, and integrity.

A national lottery, to be developed with the states and territories, and activity to boost participation are amongst options being considered.

Consultation will also engage on major sporting events, sports infrastructure, sport governance and funding.

Throughout this process key stakeholders will work closely with the Government, including the states and territories, the Australian Sports Commission and their respective sports, the Australian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Commonwealth Games Australia.

Mr Drum said the National Sports Plan will help bring key stakeholders together to work closely with Government. “Sport no matter what level you play at is one of the defining characteristics of our culture and it is in our DNA.

“Right across our electorate we come together to play sport at local ovals, fields, courts and parks. We jump out of bed on a Saturday morning for junior sport and flock to the footy, netball and countless other sports to support our local and national sporting champions.”

Further information about the Plan including options for submissions is available at www.sport.gov.au

Contributions and ideas are due by 31 July 2017.

Media enquiries: 03 5821 5371 / 0417 817 623

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