Six local sports clubs have received funding through the latest round of VicHealth grants, Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said today.
Mr Walsh said Boort Hockey Club, Kerang Football Netball Club, Nyah West Golf Club, Calivil Football and Netball Club, Rochester & District Amateur Swimming Club and Undera Football Netball Club had all been successful in attracting funding.
Mr Walsh extended his congratulations to the successful clubs and his appreciation of the many hours of volunteer work they give to provide healthy, happy and active opportunities for their communities.
“Taking part in community sport is a great way to make new friends and get active with others while also improving your own health and wellbeing,” Mr Walsh said.
Boort Hockey Club will receive $1,490 to introduce Minkey Hockey, a club-led entry-level program for new junior participants to learn hockey in a fun, safe and interactive way.
Calivil Football Netball Club will receive $2,536 to introduce a new Under 13 girls’ netball competition for new participants and those who have come through their junior Netball Australia Net Set Go program.
Kerang Football Netball Club will receive $2,436 to introduce come and try days for women and girls, and a new team for junior players
Nyah West Golf Club will receive $760 to introduce Golf Australia’s MyGolf program for boys and girls following recent discussions with local primary schools.
Rochester & District Amateur Swimming Club will receive $2,969 introducing Swim-Fit, a program to build confidence and knowledge in swimming of community members of all ages and abilities.
Undera Football Netball Club will receive $2,000 to introduce a new girls netball teams as well as a team for women who have never participated in netball before.
Mr Walsh said these VicHealth grants encouraged local clubs to invest in great initiatives to get people involved in sport and recreation, strengthening our rural communities and improving our overall collective well being.