Topic: Sport and recreation

Grassroots Sports Grants Extended As We Return To Play

Sports and recreation clubs, associations and leagues in Victoria now have extra time to apply for a funding boost under the Victorian Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package. Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today announced that the cut-off for applications for $1,000 grants for clubs and up to $15,000 for associations and leagues […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Community Sport

Sandringham Centre Cements Victoria As Nation‘s Golf State

The Victorian Government is getting the ball rolling on creating the new home of golf in Australia, with demolition of the old clubhouse at the Sandringham Golf Course under way. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today welcomed the start of works, which will lead to the construction of the official Australian […]

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Victoria Park Works Continue Women’s Footy Boom

The change rooms at Victoria Park used by teams visiting Collingwood’s famous home ground in the 1970s, ‘80s and early ‘90s are being remade for use by the Magpies’ new generation of AFLW stars. Driven by a $2 million Victorian Government investment, the work at Collingwood’s spiritual home is on track for completion in September. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

Clubs, Community Win Big With Local Sports Support

Community sporting clubs and associations can now make their pitch for a share of more than $100 million in Victorian Government grants dedicated to supporting grassroots players and volunteers. More than three million Victorians are involved in community sport and recreation. From today, 12,000 clubs and associations across the state will be able to apply […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Community Sport

Saints March Into Marvel In Support Of Chinese Community

Victoria has secured the AFL Round 12 game between St Kilda and Port Adelaide which has been relocated from Shanghai, and will harness the occasion to celebrate the local Chinese community. The match had been scheduled to take place on 31 May, but due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the St Kilda home […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy

Alcott And Stephan Win State’s Top Sport Gongs

Grand Slam tennis legend Dylan Alcott and world champion rower Lucy Stephan have taken out top honours at the 2019 Victorian Sport Awards held at Marvel Stadium last night. Parliamentary Secretary for Sport Danielle Green congratulated Alcott and Stephan, male and female athlete of the year respectively, who were among 19 winners on a night […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport

Partnership Puts Stawell Gift On Track For Bright Future

The future of the Stawell Gift – Australia’s oldest and most prestigious professional footrace – has been secured thanks to a community support package delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. The $1.22 million, four-year package will underwrite the growth of the iconic central Victorian athletics carnival until at least 2023. Prizemoney will be maintained, including […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

Premier’s Active April Out To Break Records In 2020

Victorians of every age and ability are being encouraged to lace up their runners and follow in the footsteps of their heroes to boost their health and fitness in the 2020 Premier’s Active April challenge. Last year, a record 130,211 Victorians participated in Active April, with 1761 Victorian schools and 854 Victorian workplaces registered as […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport

Grand Effort As Workers Prepare Albert Park For F1 Thrills

Construction of the Albert Park track and grandstands for the 2020 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix has kicked off, ahead of race day on Sunday, 15 March. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today visited Albert Park to see work being carried out at the circuit to cater for an expected four-day […]

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Perry Impressive: Push On For Huge World Cup Crowd At MCG

Victoria’s support for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is building, just over one month out from an anticipated blockbuster crowd turning out for the final at the MCG. Images of two stars of the show – Australian cricket gun Ellyse Perry and namesake, American singing sensation Katy Perry – along with the MCG were […]

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