Parents at Westfields Sports no longer have to struggle to fund and organise sending their kids
to play sport at state and national level.
St Johns Park Bowling Club has just announced $165,000 funding for the school over the next three
years to ensure promising athletes won't miss out on the chance to achieve their dream.
In conjunction with the funding that covers all sports, a lawn bowls program will be developed.
"This is a unique partnership that will rival anypartnership between a club and a school
internationally," St Johns Park Bowling Club president Dale Maitland said.
"It will take the pressure off parents struggling financially. It is very important that
all promising athletes have every opportunity given to them to reach their dreams. [Westfields
principal] Phil Tucker's passion for the school highlighted that we just to come on board."
The funding will be allocated on a case-by-case basis and is for both students and coaches.
Phil Tucker was "extremely excited and overwhelmed" about the club's generosity.
"This is an empowering occurence," he said.
"This is a step in a new direction for the school. It's created a very exciting buzz around the
Mr Maitland has high hope for the funding.
"We hope that this is the beginning of a long relationship and who knows what door will open for these students in the future," he said.
"Our goal is to have a Common- wealth Games representative from Westfields in six years' time. It
isthe clubs charter to assist promising students but who knows what will happenwith the pokie
machine taxes. But we will fight it all the way and continue to do our best to support our local