Building a more active Australia

The Coalition Government has delivered a $230 million package of sports and physical activity participation initiatives to encourage more Australians to be more active, more often. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said participation in sport and physical activity was vital for the health and wellbeing of those living in his electorate of…

Backing young sporting champions

The Turnbull Government is supporting the next generation of Australia’s Sporting Champions through the Logan Sporting Champions Grant program. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said young athletes could apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant to support their involvement in sport. “The Coalition Government is committed to getting Australian kids more active,…

Treasure for Park Ridge Pirates

Park Ridge Pirates Junior AFL club has finished 2017 on a high, receiving a $10,000 grant from the Australian Government. See who else is STRONGER thanks to our grant program!>>> Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen confirmed the club was one of several successful applicants in Round Three of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities…

Government backs sporting stars

Twelve of Forde’s local sporting superstars have been recognised for their stellar efforts in 2017. The ambitious young athletes were each presented with a $500 grant this month through the Australian Government’s Local Sporting Champions program. Local Sporting Champions is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young sportsmen and women aged 12-18.…

Gambling ads banned during live sport

The Turnbull Government has announced a comprehensive package of reforms that will improve the sustainability of Australia’s free-to-air broadcasting sector, support the creation of high quality Australian content and modernise broadcasting and content regulation. The package also includes a community dividend in the form of further restrictions on gambling advertising. Federal Member for Forde Bert…

Grant supports Park Ridge Pirates

The Turnbull Government’s Stronger Communities Program is driving improvements across the region with Park Ridge Pirates AFL Club the latest organisation to be awarded a grant. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said Park Ridge Pirates had received $18,562 under Round 2 of the Stronger Communities Program. “This funding will be used by…