In a boost to local sport and the regional economy, Naracoorte Lucindale Council has been awarded $10,000 by the Morrison Government for their Limestone Coast Multicultural Soccer Carnival.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Limestone Coast Multicultural Soccer Carnival to be held on 5 November, 2022 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.”

“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,” said Mr Pasin.

“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.

“Sport helps bring together communities across the South East and the Morrison Government is committed to helping people reconnect and celebrate through sport.”

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,” Mr Pasin said.

All local councils in regional, rural and remote areas across Australia are able to apply for funding to host sporting events. Final applications for funding close on 29 April 2022.

Only the Morrison Government will continue to deliver a better future for Barker, and this is part of our plan to build a strong economy and a stronger future.

More information about the Regional Sport Events Fund can be found here.