Dear Table Tennis friends,

I am writing to introduce you to an exciting new initiative – the Sports Vouchers Program. Sports Vouchers is a State Government initiative administered by the Office for Recreation and Sport (ORS). The program is an opportunity for primary school age children from Reception to Year 7 to receive a $50 discount from sports club/membership fees.

All children in South Australia will receive a letter from the Premier at school (or home if home-schooled) informing them of Sports Vouchers and how it works. Clubs and providers can then offer a $50 discount on joining fees and recoup that money directly from the Office for Recreation and Sport. The purpose is to increase the numbers of children playing organised sport and to reduce the costs for parents.

What can the $50 be used for?

The $50 can be used towards membership fees which provide access to a minimum 10 week sports program. The discount cannot be used for equipment purchase or a one-off ‘come and try’ type event.

When will the program start?

The letters will be sent to schools during weeks 2-4 of Term 1 2015.

How do I get started or find out more information?

To get started or find out more information, simply go to http://www.sportsvouchers.sa.gov.au

I would encourage you, as a Club Committee, to get together, brain storm and develop some initiatives that take advantage of this program as well as ways to introduce a new generation of children into the sport. Further details are attached in the document.

Yours in Table Tennis,

Paul

Paul Langley