Sporting Clubs in Western Victoria are among 512 grassroots sports clubs across Victoria sharing in $815,000 in grants to boost their equipment, skills and administration expertise.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the 33 clubs that had successfully applied for funding in the first round of the Andrews Labor Government’s 2018-19 Sporting Club Grants Program.
The grants provide clubs up to $1000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $2000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers, and up to $5000 to improve operational effectiveness.
The successful clubs include: (see list below)
The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Labor Government’s commitment to make sport more accessible and inclusive, increase local participation, stimulate local economies, and build sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities.
Since coming to office, including this latest round of funding, the Labor Government has provided more than 3,200 Sporting Club Grants to clubs across the state, totalling more than $4.4 million.
We’re investing almost half a billion dollars in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to ensure sport and active recreation go from strength to strength.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“From new team uniforms to coaching programs, the Sporting Club Grants Program is giving grassroots sports clubs in Western Victoria the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.”
“Our local sport and recreation clubs do a fantastic job and are usually run on the smell of an oily rag, so I know these funds will be appreciated.”
“I want to place on record my thanks and admiration for all those people throughout our community who give so generously of their time to run our local clubs.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren
“The Andrews Government is working hard to encourage and enable all Victorians to embrace a more active and healthy lifestyle.”
Warrnambool, Glenelg and Moyne Shire Regions:
- Caramut Netball Club – $5000 to develop a strategic plan for a Small Rural Club
- Nestles Rowing Club – $5000 to develop the Nestles Rowing Club Strategic Plan
- Western District Bowls Division Inc – $5000 to establish the Division’s Strategic Plan
- Warrnambool Surf Life Saving Club – $3000 to develop a strategic and business plan
- Nirranda Football Netball Club Inc – $1500 for the development and implementation of a Fair Play Code
- Port Fairy Surf Life Saving Club – $1500 to update their Code of Conduct
- Portland Basketball Association – $1500 for the development and implementation of a Fair Play Code
- Portland BMX Club – $1500 for the review, development and implementation of a Fair Play Code
- Portland Croquet Club – $1500 for the development and implementation of a Fair Play Code
- Portland Golf Club – $1500 for the review, development and implementation of a Fair Play Code
- Grassmere Cricket Club Inc – $1500 for the review, development and implementation of a Fair Play Code
- Allansford Cricket Club Inc – $1000 for new, Club-wide playing shirts to be worn by all junior and senior teams, including their new girls team
- Westerns Football Netball Club – $1000 to purchase new netball uniforms
- Action Squash Club – $1000 to upgrade equipment for their junior program
- Merrivale Cricket Club – $1000 to purchase new sports equipment
- Russell’s Creek Cricket Club – $240 to purchase new sports equipment
- Senior Country Championships Working Group – $1000 to purchase new approved Hockey Victoria umpire and official shirts for volunteers to wear at the State Championships and other events they attend
- Warrnambool and District Cricket Association Inc – $1000 to purchase new uniforms for their U14 and U17 girls
- Warrnambool Volleyball Association – $976 to purchase new sporting equipment
- East Warrnambool Football Netball Club – $864 to purchase new training netballs, footballs and netball training bibs
Colac-Otway & Corangamite Shire Regions:
- Cobden Football Netball Club – $5000 to develop a strategic, operational and participation growth plan
- Polwarth & District Tennis Association – $1000 for new sports equipment
- Warncoort Tennis Club Inc – $995 to purchase 20 sets of shirts and hats
- Terang and District Amateur Swimming Club – $700 to purchase new stop watches
- Forrest Cricket Club – $863 to purchase new uniforms
- Panmure Cricket Club – $1000 to purchase new playing shirts for their newly formed girls cricket team
- Stoneyford Cricket Club Inc – $1000 to purchase new SunSmart tops for their junior representative players
- Birregurra Cricket Club – $1000 to purchase new SunSmart shirts
- Cobden & District Pony Club Inc – $900 to purchase 15 sets of XC Riding Colours
- Inverleigh Bowls Club – $1000 to purchase 6 sets of lawn bowls
Surf Coast Shire Region:
- Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club – $5000 to develop the Angelsea Surf Life Saving Club Strategic Plan 2020-25
- Barrabool Cricket Club Inc – $1000 for new playing shirts
- Torquay Bowls Club Inc – $1000 for new sports equipment