Tesch suggests groups apply for women's sport grants
Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch is encouraging local sporting groups to apply Her Sport Her Way grants.
She said the program was an initiative designed to increase the number of women in sport and leadership and improve the sporting culture.
Applications will close on Monday, April 12.
Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000.
"This is a wonderful opportunity to progress your women's sporting programs and ensure they are up and running to expand for years to come."
Ms Tesch says supporting more women in sport is so important.
"Growing up, I had to play wheelchair basketball in the men's team because there were no women's teams.
"Today there are a lot more opportunities for women in sport but I know we still have a long way to go and our progress starts with engaging in ways to get more girls into sport."
Earlier this year, the Southern Ettalong and Umina Football Club had new female change rooms built.
She said this meant that women's teams would no longer have to change in tents, "a huge win for these clubs and the wonderful women who compete in them".
Media release, 1 Apr 2021
Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford