Due to the vast distances between regional centres in the Territory the costs of these trips is quite high, generally between $450 and $800 per student which is a big expense for many families. Some of our families come from a low socioeconomic background and these costs are prohibitive.
At times students have been chosen to compete but have been unable to attend due to cost despite having the sporting ability to be selected in the team. This can be a great blow to their self-esteem, and sometimes students do not even attend the tryouts as they know their parents will not be able to afford the trip if they get selected.
We would like to change this. We want to make sure that every child who has the ability to make the team goes to the events. School Sport competitions are not just about the sports played – they are an opportunity to make new friends, experience new places, understand what teamwork and commitment is all about and for many children it is the first chance they have had to travel outside of Katherine.
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