Jane Howlett,Minister for Sport and Recreation
The Tasmanian Government is committed to supporting the state’s sport and recreation sector through the challenges faced as a result of COVID-19.
Our Ticket to Play program has been a great success, allowing thousands of eligible young Tasmanians the opportunity to participate in their chosen sport.
Today I am pleased to announce we will be doubling the support available under the program from $100 to $200 for eligible applicants, aged from 5 to 17, to access the Ticket to Play voucher and engage in sport for potentially the very first time.
Under this initiative, successful applicants will receive the voucher in the 2020-21 financial year, and will be able to choose to redeem the $200 against one sport, or split $100 between a winter and summer sport.
As Minister for Sport and Recreation, I am very proud of this important initiative which gives young Tasmanians the opportunity to feel part of a team, to learn new physical skills, to gain leadership experience and to have some fun along the way.
Clubs and associations will be informed of the expanded Ticket to Play scheme and will be provided with information about how to access the extended assistance.