NEED FOR SPEED: Kingaroy Speedway rider Cordell Rogerson could have some new rivals after his club was given funding to hold more come and try days.
NEED FOR SPEED: Kingaroy Speedway rider Cordell Rogerson could have some new rivals after his club was given funding to hold more come and try days. Keagan Elder

Come and try a new sport

THERE has never been a better time to experience something new, with sporting clubs planning a series of come-and-try days.

The latest round of Get Going funding from the Queensland State Government granted money to five South Burnett clubs to promote their sport.

Football South Burnett, Kingaroy Golf Club, Kingaroy Junior Motorcycle Speedway Club and Yarraman Bowls Club will be holding come-and-try days with the extra cash to boost their club profiles.

The South Burnett branch of Little Athletics was also on the receiving end of Get Going, with money to be used for first aid accreditation and extra education and training.

Kingaroy Junior Motorcycle Speedway Club president Simon Rogerson said the club held the first ever come-and-try day a few weeks ago and he was excited to put on more days next year.

"A lot of the parents of the kids that were there at the first one are already asking when the next one is," Rogerson said.

"At this stage our next one will be February 8."

A club speedway bike and a pee wee motorcycle were available to use for the 19 young riders who turned up for the first event.

And Rogerson said with $5350 in funding he could purchase extra equipment so more riders could get involved.

"We're allowed to purchase two pee wee bikes now," he said.

The grant money will also help officials get more training.

"If we've got people that are coaches, to do those courses that costs money for travelling. Now we will get stuck in to it next year."

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington said Get Going grants promoted grassroots sports and created opportunities for more people to become members.

"Sport and recreation clubs are an integral part of the local community and it's important that they have access to the proper resources, equipment and training opportunities," Mrs Frecklington said.

For more information on Get in the Game, visit http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au.

Get Going grants

$3700 for Football South Burnett

$4854 for Kingaroy Golf Club

$5350 for Kingaroy Junior Motorcycle Speedway Club

$6540 for South Burnett Branch Little Athletics

$5436 for Yarraman Bowls Club

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