David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

A slam dunk for Roma basketball carnival funding

May 27, 2022

In a boost to local sport and the regional economy, Maranoa Regional Council has been awarded $7,000 for the Southwest Outback Carnival – Senior Basketball Competition.

Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said the funding, under Tranche 3 of the Regional Sport Events Fund, would support regional sport while also helping to boost local economies by attracting more visitors to regional areas to attend sporting events.

“The Southwest Outback Carnival to be held in Roma over two days in October, will bring the community together, attract visitors and stimulate the local economy after a challenging few years,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Over 200 people will travel to the Carnival for the inaugural Senior Basketball Competition, with 20 competitive teams expected to line up and professional referees blowing the whistle on around 30 games of basketball for the weekend.

“The Carnival will be competitive, but it’ll also be a spectacle for the whole community to enjoy.

“Sport helps bring together communities across Maranoa and we are committed to helping people reconnect and celebrate through sport.

“We’ve seen applications for events range from ‘come and try days’ to larger events such as state sporting championships that will engage the broader community and have flow on effects for local businesses,” Mr Littleproud said.

More information about the Regional Sport Events Fund can be found here.