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Federal ‘sports rorts’ will have long-term impact, says academic

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Minister resigns after government accused of ignoring funding recommendations from Sport Australia

The federal government’s mismanagement of a $100-million community sports funding programme is likely to have a “very real impact” on child health in disadvantaged communities, a University of South Australia academic has said.

Ian O’Boyle, a sports management lecturer with the university’s business school, says many small clubs are already struggling to meet the costs involved in competitive sports participation for children.

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