The Canberra Darters have launched their 2012 netball season today. At the launch Andrew Barr announced that they will be receiving a 12.5% increase in funding this year (going up to $27,000 this season) from ACT Labor.
He has stated:
“ACT Labor is a strong supporter of women’s sport and our elite female sporting teams, and today at the Canberra Darters season launch I was pleased to announce a boost in funding for the team for their 2012 season.
The Darters make an important contribution to our community. They not only represent us on the national sporting stage but also represent a pathway for young female athletes in the ACT who aspire to play at the elite level.”