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Tasmanian Christmas Carnivals will continue under a re-elected Liberal Government

Adam Brooks, Liberal Member for Braddon

The Tasmanian Christmas Carnival Series remains an important fixture over the summer holiday period, which sees local athletes take on interstate and international rivals in a range of sports.

For the last four years the Hodgman Liberal Government has supported the carnivals by providing the Sports Carnivals Association of Tasmania (SCAT) with $150,000 per year to promote the series and support the operation of the carnivals.

I am pleased to officially announce that a re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government will provide SCAT with an increase to $200,000 per year for three years.

The Christmas Carnival series is a great showcase of popular individual performances including sprints, long distance ruining, cycling, wood chopping and pole vaulting.

It is through the hard work of the SCAT that the carnival series continues to inspire the next generation of Tasmanian athletes.

Crowds will be treated to some of the best talent Tasmania has to offer, including Jack Hale (Sprinter), Deon Kenzie (Distance Runner), Amy Cure (Cycling), Macey Stewart (Cycling) and Lauren Perry (Cycling).

Tasmanian athletes will come up against the likes of Australian Olympic representative Zoe Buckman (Distance Runner) and dual world relays bronze medallist Jordan Williamsz (Distance Runner) this series.

Over the years the Tasmanian Christmas Carnival Series has attracted world class athletes like Josh Ross (Sprinter), Jana Pittman-Rawlinson (Sprinter), Tatiana Grigorieva (Pole Vaulter), and of-course Tasmania’s own Richie Porte (Cycling), and a re-elected Hodgman Liberal Government will ensure these important local sporting events continue.