Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, is urging all local primary schools, clubs and coaches in Bonner to sign up to Sporting Schools, the Abbott Government’s new initiative to get more kids active and healthy.

Mr Vasta said the Abbott Government is tackling the activity levels and the health of children across the country with its before, during and after school hours Sporting Schools programme to be rolled out in July.

He said ambassadors Adam Gilchrist and Michael O’Loughlin had this week taken to radio airwaves across the country to encourage schools, clubs and coaches to register.

“Registering as a school or coach is easy via the Sporting School’s website and once completed, schools and coaches can access online resources and materials to deliver tailored sport programmes,” Mr Vasta said.

“The $100 million Sporting Schools programme will become Australia’s largest school-based participation program reaching over 850,000 children in primary schools nation-wide.”

“By using the windows of opportunity we have, before, during and after school, we are making the most of schools, resources and the time available to get primary school children outdoors, playing sport and having fun developing social skills and improving their health.”

“Registrations should be done now if schools or coaches want to kick start their sporting programme for term three this year.”

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