Ex-NRL player, Nathan Hindmarsh has been nominated by NSW Premier Mike Baird as the NSW Government’s Sporting Champion of Western Sydney.
Mr Baird, who is also the Minister for Western Sydney said:
‘‘Western Sydney residents are passionate about their sport and I want to make sure we are seizing every opportunity to boost participation in sport at all levels across the region.’’
‘‘I have appointed Nathan Hindmarsh as the Sporting Champion of Western Sydney to help the NSW Government identify ways to encourage even more people to play and watch sport in Western Sydney.
“Nathan Hindmarsh is an outstanding sportsman who captained the Parramatta Eels, represented NSW and Australia and played more than 300 NRL games.’’
Hindmarsh will work with sporting codes, clubs, councils and other organisations to encourage people to participate in sport and promote the benefits of doing so.
“I am passionate about kids’ health and the great role that sporting clubs can play in families and communities. I am extremely honoured to be selected for this role,” Mr Hindmarsh said.
“Western Sydney residents love to play and watch sport and I will look for ways to harness that enthusiasm and make this region the sporting capital of Australia.
“I will now consult widely with sporting codes at all levels to see how we can grow sport in Western Sydney and encourage even more people to participate.”