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Posted on Mar 01, 2015

On Saturday February 21st Liberal Deputy Leader Jeremy Rockliff attended the Rural Youth Tasmania's Annual General Meeting to deliver and announce a four year $10,000 funding project as promised during the election campaign.

 Mr Rockliff, himself a former Hagley Rural Youth member delivered the funds that will be used to sponsor another member of the Organisation to attend the Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program, held yearly in Geelong. Rural Youth currently sends one member to attend the highly regarded Rural

 Leadership Training program, with the funding assuring an additional member will attend each year, meaning more future leaders can prosper from the exposure to team building and self-development activities.

 Furthermore to this, remaining funds will be used for further leadership training of members, meaning more Rural Youth members aged 15-30 have the opportunity to prosper into future leaders. Mr Rockliff was excited to announce the Rural Youth funding; "This is not only on election promise being delivered but shows the state governments commitment to the education of young Tasmanians state-wide"

 Outgoing Rural Youth State President Simone Hayers, who worked hard to secure the funding, was excited over Mr Rockliff's announcement; "This funding provides the opportunity for more Rurol Youth members to not only attend the Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program, but for all of our members to have the opportunity to develop into future leaders not only for Rural Youth Tasmania but for the wider community and the many committees around Tasmania".

 Rural Youth Tasmania has 16 clubs state-wide and is open to any individual aged 15-30. The organisation aims to unlock the potential of individuals in a fun social environment. Through the travel and training opportunities both locally and abroad, members become equipped and inspired to change their communities and the leaders of tomorrow prosper.

 Every year Rural Youth Tasmania runs the Agfest Field Days in Carrick.