Members Statement: Schools Triathlon Challenge

Extracted form Hansard
24 August 2017

Members Statement: Schools Triathlon Challenge

I am also disappointed to hear the Australian Schools Triathlon Challenge will not be going ahead this year due to funding constraints. Over 900 primary school aged children across the Western District participated in this event last year. In this day and age when we have rising obesity issues and we are struggling to keep kids off screens and active, I cannot fathom how this event is not being supported. I would have thought the investment would have been a no-brainer for this government, and I would ask the Minister for Sport, who is in the house, to look into this.