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Helping Bendigo Sports Clubs Grow

16 November 2016

The Andrews Labor Government is giving grassroots sports clubs in Bendigo the help they need to put local communities first and attract more members than ever before.

Minister for Sport John Eren today announced 10 clubs in Central Victoria would share in nearly $12,000 as part of the latest round of the Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program.

Grassroots sports clubs are at the heart of Victorian communities. They keep families connected, kids happy and healthy and communities safe. Our Sporting Club Grants Program is helping these important institutions grow.

Grants will cover the costs of new equipment like bats or balls, modern uniforms, or development programs. Victoria is the sporting state, and it starts at the grassroots. Our $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is helping clubs all over Victoria update tired grounds and build the facilities they need.

We’ve established a Better Indoor Stadiums Fund, to build stadiums for sports like basketball and netball where they’re needed, and we’ve boosted the Country Football Netball Program to help regional and rural clubs thrive.

A list of successful clubs can be found on the next page.

Quote attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren

“Grassroots clubs are at the heart of Bendigo. They’re where people of all walks of life get together and embrace a healthy and active lifestyle.”

Quote attributable to Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan

“We love our sport in Bendigo. Our clubs do a tremendous job, and we’re helping them grow so we can change people’s lives for the better.”

Quote attributable to Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards

“Bendigo athletes deserve the best facilities and the best equipment. We were elected to put people first, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”

Successful clubs include:

  • Bendigo Basketball Association - $1000 for new uniforms
  • Eaglehawk Athletics Club - $1000 for new uniforms
  • Golden City Soccer Club - $1000 for balls, goals and nets
  • Hockey Central Victoria - $1000 for new uniforms
  • Kangaroo Flat Cricket Club - $1000 for new first aid kits
  • Sandhurst Football Netball Club - $1000 for new netballs
  • Eaglehawk and Bendigo Table Tennis Association - $700 for a Level 2 coach
  • Hockey Central Victoria - $2000 for training and accreditation for umpires and bench officials
  • South Bendigo Football Netball Club - $990 for a ‘coach the coach’ education program
  • Strathfieldsaye Junior Football Club - $990 for a support program for coaches.

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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