Glen Elmes says get active in 2014 

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, is calling on Noosa locals to make 2014 the year their children Get Started in sport and recreation.

The Newman Government is supporting active participation through their flagship $47 million Get in the Game initiative which is helping to lower the cost of living for Queenslanders by reducing the costs of club registrations and funding better sports equipment and infrastructure.

Mr Elmes announced the opening of Round Three of the Get Started program which is part of the three part Get in the Game initiative.

“Get Started officially opened for applications at 10am on Monday 10 February and provides vouchers valued up to $150 to help kids whose families can least afford for them to join a sport or recreation club.

“Get Started was designed to encourage more young people to get into sport or recreation and to ease the financial burden on families.

“I want to see Noosa families take full advantage of this support and get their kids actively participating in a sport or a recreational activity.

“The Newman government is committed to helping young Queenslanders be active,” Mr Elmes said.

The first two rounds of the Get Started program had seen almost 19,000 vouchers redeemed at sport or recreation clubs.

“We made a commitment to get more young Queenslanders involved in recreation and sport at the grassroots and we are delivering through this highly successful program.

“I strongly encourage local sport and recreation clubs to seek members and families to take advantage of this wonderful program,” he said.

For more information on how to apply for a Get Started voucher, visit

www.nprsr.qld.gov.au