Seven schools in the Jordan Ward, which covers Springfield Lakes and Springfield Central, were the lucky recipients of the “Go For Gold” funding program that encourages sports participation among the young.
In early 2023, Springfield Lakes State School and Springfield Central State High School each received $3,000 for the purchase of sports equipment to help with the training of budding athletes. The Springfield Anglican State College also received $500 for gymnastic ribbons.
Camira State School, Greenbank State School, Flagstone State Community College, and Woodcrest State College were also beneficiaries of the substantial funding.
The Go for Gold program supports investment projects for active engagement to boost the students’ interest in sports.
This year, applications for the first round closed on March 2023 but the second round, including the assessment, will run until 15 Sept 2023. Queensland schools, including primary, high, middle and special education schools, may apply for this benefit, especially for the following needs:
- re-marking or re-surfacing outdoor courts, permanent shade cover over existing outdoor courts
- outdoor athletic track and field facility, small multi-purpose sports facilities and synthetic grass fields
- small multi-sports indoor court facilities and outdoor courts.
For enquiries about Go For Gold, email PriorityPrograms.StrategicInvestment@qed.qld.gov.au.
Published 14 May 2023