Cynthia Lui MP
Member for Cook
Tennis courts and facilities will be upgraded at Mossman State School under the Palaszczuk Government’s game-changing Tennis in State Schools Initiative (TISSI).
Cook MP Cynthia Lui today announced Mossman State School was one of five schools across Queensland which had scored funding under Round 1 of the program.
“I’m proud to announce Mossman State School has made the first list of schools to benefit from the Palaszczuk Government’s three-year, $1.5 million program to revamp tennis facilities in state schools,” Ms Lui said.
“Mossman State School will receive $141,000 to upgrade the tennis courts which is very welcome news.
“These facilities will also be available for the wider community to use, with Tennis Queensland providing insurance cover for the facilities.
“I’m sure this announcement will encourage even more students, staff, parents and the wider Douglas Shire community to pick up a racquet.”
Ms Lui said the initiative was all about encouraging more students to get active.
“We want all Far North Queensland students with a passion for tennis to have access to quality facilities and this program is providing exactly that,” she said.
“With the Australian Open kicking off yesterday, we hope this announcement will further inspire locals to pick up a racquet.”
TISSI is a collaborative agreement between Tennis Queensland (TQ), with the support of Tennis Australia (TA), and the Department of Education in a ‘third-share’ funding basis.
The other successful schools in the 2019-20 financial year are:
- Camp Hill State Infants and Primary School
- Mackay State High School
- Wellers Hill State High School
- Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School
Tennis Queensland Chief Executive Mark Handley said the program will have a positive impact on the health of the wider community.
“TISSI is about using tennis as a vehicle to support a healthy, active and vibrant school community. We know improved facilities leads to more people wanting to play sport and that includes students, teachers, parents and carers,” Mr Handley said.
“Tennis is a sport for life so by creating facilities of a higher standard in schools, we are giving our young players the chance to connect with a positive passion that will see them throughout their years.”
Applications for the next round of TISSI are now open, with submissions to close at the end of term 1, 2020.
Schools are encouraged to visit One Portal for more information.
Media contact: Cook Electorate Office – 4223 1100