In a boost to the Limestone Coast Multicultural Soccer Carnival, the Naracoorte Lucindale Council has been awarded $10,000 by the Morrison Government.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Limestone Coast Multicultural Soccer Carnival to be held on Saturday, November 5 will bring the community together, attract visitors and stimulate the local economy after a challenging few years.
“The 2022 Limestone Coast Multicultural Soccer Carnival brings together newly-arrived migrants and first and second-generation migrants from different cultural backgrounds,” he said.
“Held for the first time in 2019, the event has embraced members of the community as well as further afield.
“Men’s, women’s and junior teams are involved in the event, and in 2020 all continents except Antarctica were represented in the cultural backgrounds of the players.
“I would like to congratulate the strong working group of event partners who have enabled the event to grow to such a level that it is now making a real impact on so many people in the community.”
Mr Pasin said the Regional Sport Events Fund program will have wide-ranging benefits for local communities.
“With funding of up to $50,000 available to host regionally based sporting events, the Morrison Government is helping ensure regional communities can bounce back after the devastating effects of the pandemic,” he said.
All local councils in regional, rural and remote areas across Australia are able to apply for funding to host sporting events.