Active Kids Rebate Available for Junior Rugby League Participants

Updated: November 17, 2017

Thousands of school children across New South Wales are set to benefit from the NSW Government’s ‘Active Kids Rebate’ for sporting and fitness related costs in 2018.

From 31 January 2018, parents will be able to claim up to $100 per school child, per calendar year, as a voucher to reduce the cost of sport registration or membership fees for after-school, weekend and structured fitness or physical activity.

The initiative is aimed at reducing the barriers to participation and helping to change the physical activity behaviours of children and young people in NSW.

NRL Head of Football Brian Canavan congratulated the New South Wales Government on the announcement of the ‘Active Kids Rebate’.

“The NRL has been working with the Government for a long time looking at ways to remove barriers to participation in sport,” Mr Canavan said.

“We are very pleased Minister Ayres and the NSW Government have taken on board the suggestion of creating a sports voucher scheme to help families with the cost of sport.

“The $100 rebate will help get more young people involved in all forms of rugby league, whether it be touch, tag or tackle.

“This kind of saving will mean a lot for rugby league families and we hope it encourages more children to get involved in our sport.

“The sports voucher scheme, when combined with our changes to junior league earlier this year to create a more fun, friendly and free-flowing game, means rugby league has never been more accessible for children.

Every family in NSW with a child enrolled in school from Kindergarten to year 12 will be eligible for the Active Kids Rebate.

It will not be means tested and one voucher will be available for every child in the family annually over the next four years.

There will be no limits on the number of applications per family, as long as every child is enrolled in school.

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