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Get back to sport with Active Kids this Summer

Published: 28 September 2022

Summer sport registrations are officially open and families are being encouraged to take advantage of the State’s enormously successful Active Kids Voucher program, so children can get back to playing sport without breaking the family budget.

Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said there is an exciting summer ahead and families are being reminded to use these excellent NSW Government cost-saving measures.

“Getting kids out of the house to be active is vitally important for health and wellbeing. Signing your child up for sports allows for them to make new friends, learn important skills and stay healthy,” Mr Henskens said.

“Whether it’s, tennis, dance, cricket or nippers there are over 11,000 Active Kids providers across the State, so now is the perfect time to download your voucher and register your child in their favourite sport or active recreation activity.”

School-enrolled children in NSW can access two $100 Active Kids vouchers each year towards the cost of sport and active recreation fees.

Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government Victor Dominello said NSW families have embraced the Active Kids program, and is one of more than 70 Government savings to help ease cost of living and boost household budgets.

“We are improving the application and redemption process for parents and providers, with a digital version of the voucher on the Service NSW app now available,” Mr Dominello said.

“Active Kids has been an overwhelming success, with almost 100 per cent of parents giving it the thumbs up.”

Cricket NSW CEO Lee Germon said the program offered greater opportunities for kids to play sport.

“Our Cricket NSW purpose is to inspire everyone to play and love cricket and the Active Kids Voucher program makes it easier for families to do that,” Mr Germon said.

“Anything we can do to provide greater access to the game is a positive, particularly
in that 5-12 year old age group that we are focused on, so our thanks go to the NSW Government for this program.”

More information about Active Kids is available online.

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