Liberals are Streets away from promise on kids and grassroots sports

Tasmanian Labor

Newly
minted and disinterested Sport Minister Nic Street has stumbled yet again in
his first weeks in the job by inexplicably failing to enter Tasmanian kids in
the School Sport Australia national championships.

When
Mr Street took over responsibility for sport from the scandal-plagued Jane
Howlett, he promised his focus would be on grassroots sport and encouraging
Tasmanian children to get active.

But
in the past fortnight, Mr Street said has already overseen the demise of all
ice sports in Tasmania, the closure of the Launceston YMCA and now the
withdrawal of junior footy teams from national championships

Tasmania
will be the only state not to send U12 and U15 boys and girls teams to the SSA
national championships.

Mr
Street is responsible for voluntarily eroding a critical component of the
pathway for Tasmanian kids to develop in sport at the same time Tasmania is
pushing for an AFL team.

Peter
Gutwein previously stepped in to ensure Tasmania would participate.

Will
Nic Street?

Is he up to the job? Or is he simply too focussed on the government’s proposal to build a $750m floating stadium in Hobart?

Josh Willie

Shadow Minister for Sport

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