Active Club Program delivering for the community

20 Sep 2019

The Member for MacKillop Nick McBride MP is out and about with the local sports clubs who have received a funding boost through the State Government’s Round 47 of the Active Club Program on Tuesday 17 September.


The funding injection to the sports community in MacKillop is part of the latest round of State Government grants to build the sports community across South Australia.

In MacKillop, eight sports clubs are receiving a share of more than $120,000 towards programs and projects including sports lighting, solar installation, irrigation system upgrades, roof replacements and more.

The Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing Corey Wingard MP said the Member for MacKillop has been a strong advocate for the sports community in the south-east and the funding through the Active Club Program will assist in creating more sporting opportunities for the region.

“The Active Club Program is delivering funding to every electorate in South Australia,” said Minister Wingard.

“In MacKillop, Beachport Bowling Club, Glencoe Indoor Bowling Club, Kybybolite Memorial Sports Club, Millicent and District International Basketball Association, Millicent Football and Netball Club, Penola Football Club, The Kalangadoo Netball Club and the Tintinara Golf Club all received funding through the latest Round of the Active Club Program.

“This funding boost to the region adds to the already $100 million the Marshall Government has committed to building sports in South Australia since March last year.”

The local member Nick McBride MP welcomed the latest round of funding to the sports community in the south-east.

“The funding through the Active Club Program does wonders for clubs who are in need of equipment or facility upgrades,” said Mr McBride.

“This injection of funds means the Kybybolite Memorial Sports Club will be able to move ahead with the installation of a pop-up irrigation system and the Kalangadoo Netball Club can upgrade their lighting.

‘I’ve been in close dialogue with the clubs who have received funding, so it’s great to handover the certificate to the clubs that are benefiting from the State Government’s program.”


  • Beachport Bowling Club Incorporated - $12,527 – Solar installation
  • Glencoe Indoor Bowling Club Incorporated - $14,000 – Replacing the roof of the indoor bowling club facilities
  • Kybybolite Memorial Sports Club Incorporated - $18,500 – Install Automatic pop-up irrigation system
  • Millicent and District International Basketball Association - $5,000 – Program and equipment funding
  • Millicent Football and Netball Club Incorporated - $20,000 – Solar panels for the clubrooms
  • Penola Football Club Incorporated - $5,000 – Program and equipment funding
  • The Kalangadoo Netball Club Incorporated - $25,000 – Flood lighting upgrade
  • Tintinara Golf Club Incorporated - $24,750 – Solar installation for golf club