Help get our kids to Sport

Clyde Fenton Primary School is situated in Katherine in the Northern Territory. Approximately 70% of our students are Indigenous and some of them come from the surrounding communities of Kalano, Binjari and Rockhole. School Sport NT is an organisation which organises sporting events throughout the NT for students to compete in a variety of team and individual sports. Trials are held in each of the 6 regions (Darwin, Palmerston, Arnhem, Alice Springs, Barkly and Katherine) and then teams are chosen to compete at 3-4 day tournaments at various events around the NT.

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.
  • Kate Howarth 
    • $20 
    • 40 mos
  • Craig & Jennifer Davies 
    • $100 
    • 41 mos
  • Sandra Nelson 
    • $110 
    • 41 mos
  • Sandy Cartwright 
    • $50 
    • 41 mos
  • David Alenson 
    • $40 
    • 41 mos
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Organizer

ClydeFenton PrimarySchool 
Organizer
Emungalan NT
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