Football and netball clubs in regional Victoria will be able to update tired grounds and build the facilities they need with help from the Andrews Labor Government’s Country Football and Netball Program.
Minister for Sport John Eren today announced a new grants round for the program that gives regional Victorians safe, modern facilities.
Football and netball clubs are the lifeblood of regional Victoria, where families make friends, young players become stars and the community gathers to support local heroes. We’re giving players, parents, volunteers and fans the great facilities they deserve.
The previous Labor Government launched the Program in 2005, and it’s since delivered $22.3 million to more than 400 projects right around the state.
Clubs can apply for grants of up to $100,000 for facility improvements like change room upgrades, court refurbishments, ground resurface works or lighting installation.
The Labor Government is listening to grassroots clubs in regional Victoria, who say they need infrastructure upgrades to keep up with growing participation rates.
Regional Victoria has a proud history of producing some of Australia’s best footballers and netballers, including modern-day stars Joel Selwood and Patrick Dangerfield, past legends Tony Lockett and Greg Williams, and Australian netball stars Sharelle McMahon and Julie Corletto.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport, John Eren
“Grassroots sports clubs in regional Victoria make our communities tick, but we need to give them the facilities they need to keep evolving.”
“Regional Victoria has a proud history of producing our nation’s most impressive sportsmen and women. By investing in facilities we’re doing our bit to help uncover the next Brownlow medallist or Diamonds champion.”
“We want all Victorians to have access to safe, modern facilities that they can be proud of, no matter where they live.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020