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Grant for paraplegic and quadriplegic games



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MINISTER FOR TOURISM AND RECREATION Π

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GRANT FOR PARAPLEGIC AND QUADRIPLEGIC GAMES

The A u s t r a l i a n G overnm ent w i l l p ay $ 7 ,3 0 2 to w a rd s

t h e c o s t o f s e n d i n g a p a r a p l e g i c and q u a d r i p l e g i c team to

t h e I n t e r n a t i o n a l S to k e M a n d e v i l le Games i n t h e U n i t e d

Kingdom fro m 21 t o 27 J u l y .

The M i n i s t e r f o r T o u rism and R e c r e a t i o n , Mr. F r a n k

S t e w a r t , who an n o u n ced t h i s t o d a y , s a i d t h e g r a n t b r o u g h t to

$ 1 6 ,0 0 0 a s s i s t a n c e t o t h e A u s t r a l i a n P a r a p l e g i c and Q u a d r i p l e g i c

C o u n c il i n t h e l a s t 12 m o n th s . E a r l i e r g r a n t s h a v e b e en f o r

n a t i o n a l c h a m p io n s h ip s and t h e F o u r t h B r i t i s h Commonwealth

P a r a p l e g i c Games i n D u n ed in t h i s y e a r . . .. .

The c o u n c i l p r e v i o u s l y h ad b e e n g r a n t e d $ 5 ,0 0 0

e v e r y two y e a r s . .·

The team p a r t i c i p a t i n g i n t h e w o r ld c h a m p io n s h ip s

w i l l c o n s i s t o f 25 c o m p e t i t o r s . N in e o f f i c i a l s w i l l accompany

them, some o f whom w i l l a s s i s t w i t h w h e e l c h a i r s .

The a t h l e t e s w i l l p a r t i c i p a t e i n a w id e r a n g e o f

t r a c k and f i e l d e v e n t s , b o w l s , s w i m m i n g , - b a s k e t b a l l , t a b l e

t e n n i s , s l a l o m , a r c h e r y , s n o o k e r , f e n c i n g , w e i g h t l i f t i n g and

r i f l e s h o o t i n g .

11 J u l y , 1974»

9MC EDITOR:

F u r t h e r i n f o r m a t i o n fro m : Mr. R oss G a llo p

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