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Monday, 27 May 2019

The Fawkner Netball Club Incorporated, Moomba Park Tennis Club Incorporated; Northern Gateway Bowls Region; Broadmeadows Netball Association and Glenroy Junior Football Club are among 86 grassroots sports clubs across Victoria who will share in more than $530,000 in grants to boost their equipment, skills and administration expertise.

Member for Broadmeadows, Frank McGuire, today announced the five clubs that had successfully applied for funding in the second round of the Andrews Government’s 2018-2019 Sporting Club Grants Program.

The grants provide clubs up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $2,000 to train coaches, officials and volunteers, and up to $5,000 to improve operational effectiveness.

The grants include 31 initiatives to boost Aboriginal participation in sport with funding for uniforms, equipment and skill development, as well as travel for athletes, coaches, officials or teams that are required to travel to train or compete – whether it’s a local competition or an interstate festival.

In Broadmeadows, the Broadmeadows Netball Association will use its grant to fund its Broadmeadows Netball Association Strategic Plan to improve club operations.

The Fawkner Netball Club Incorporated, the Moomba Park Tennis Club Incorporated and the Northern Gateway Bowls Region will use their grants to purchase uniforms.

The Glenroy Junior Football Club will use its grant to fund new equipment.

The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to making sport more accessible and inclusive, increase local participation, stimulate local economies, and build sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities.

“The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving grassroots sports clubs in Broadmeadows the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love,” Mr McGuire commented.

Since coming to office, including this latest round of funding, the Government has provided more than 3,600 Sporting Club Grants across the state, totalling more than $4.9 million.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula

“Sporting clubs are the lifeblood of local communities, that’s why we’re proud to support their development and open up a range of opportunities on and off the field for their members.”

“We’re working hard to encourage and enable all Victorians to embrace a more active and healthier lifestyle so that people have every chance to realise their potential.”

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