Grants

New Funding A Winner For Sports Clubs

Sporting clubs in the Mildura electorate have received funding to help meet the explosion in demand for grassroots women’s sport thanks to the latest round of VicHealth Active Club Grants.

Nationals Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp, said the grants will make a significant difference to local clubs, with some now able to field a women and girls’ team or host a social competition for the first time.

“We want to support locals to get active and embrace a healthy lifestyle, no matter what age, gender or ability,” Mr Crisp said.

“Women deserve the same opportunities as men to play sport and be active. Women’s sport is increasingly popular and these grants will help local clubs field new women’s and girls’ teams.”

“I encourage residents to get involved in their local sports clubs – it’s a fun way to keep active while connecting with like-minded people in your local community.”

- Cardross Football Club have received $3,000 to improve their facilities and attract more females to the game

- Sunraysia Willowfest have also received $3,000 to introduce a girls cricket academy.

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said VicHealth was proud to deliver more opportunities for women and girls to get involved in sport, as well as providing more social, flexible and accessible sport programs.

For more information about VicHealth’s Active Clubs Grants, go to www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub

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