Cricket Tasmania welcomes today’s announcement by Minister for Sport and Recreation Jane Howlett of the Tasmanian Government’s commitment to extending the Ticket to Play voucher program for an additional four years.
 
“We’re thrilled with the Government’s continued investment into sport participation” said Cricket Tasmania Chief Executive Dominic Baker.

“The Ticket to Play program enables more Tasmanian families to see the physical, mental and social benefits sport can bring, and absolutely highlights a key role Government should take in the broader sporting landscape”.
 
“Engaging Tasmanians at a young age is vital to the state being able to produce the next generation of sporting leaders like Tim Paine, Brooke Hepburn, George Bailey, Katelyn Fryett, Matthew Wade, Sasha Moloney and Ricky Ponting to play not only on the national, but international sporting stage.”
 
With under $500,000 worth of vouchers redeemed through the program in 2019, Cricket Tasmania sees huge opportunity for the program to reach more deeply into each sport.
 
“The timing of the program fits well with the start of school, and while it’s a convenient point in the year the redemption rates suggest the program favours winter sports” said Baker.

“Our view is firmly that with $1 million committed each year for the next four years, the program could easily be run in two tranches; one in February and one in August. We look forward to discussing the details of the program further with Government.”