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Labor Delivering For Grassroots Sport In Northcote

23 October 2017

Grassroots sports clubs in Northcote are getting the equipment, skills and expertise they need to grow and win silverware.

Minister for Sport John Eren joined local players and officials from the Northcote Junior Football Club today to announce a $1,000 grant to buy new uniforms.

Record numbers of girls and women are signing up to play local sport and Northcote is no exception.

That’s why the Andrews Labor Government is helping the Northcote Junior Football Club cater for this growing demand and ensure every player looks the part come game day.

The funding is part of the Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program, which is helping more people of all ages and abilities to get active and realise their sporting dreams.

There are grants for new modern uniforms and equipment, along with grants providing training programs for coaches, officials and volunteers.

In Northcote, Alphington and Darebin Bowls Clubs are getting money to buy new all abilities equipment and smaller sized bowls for young people taking up the game.

The Fitzroy Baseball Club is also receiving money for new helmets and catcher’s gear, while the Thornbury Bowls Club will receive $4,397 to develop a plan to strengthen its books and boost its day-to-day operations.

Across Victoria, more than 340 clubs will share in more than $500,000 from the first round of the Sporting Club Grants Program.

The Labor Government is working hard to make sport more accessible and inclusive, boost local participation numbers, strengthen local economies, and support volunteers.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren

“We know the cost of uniforms or equipment can often stop kids from playing the sport they love – this funding exists to break down this barrier.”

“From new team uniforms to coaching programs, we’re making sure our clubs have what they need to grow their ranks and be more competitive.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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