The Panmure Recreational Reserve will share in $10 million worth of Victorian Government funding to help develop and improve football and netball club and association facilities across the Victoria.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the Moyne Shire would receive $60,000 as part of the latest round of the Country Football and Netball Program, a joint Victorian Government, AFL, Netball Victoria and Victorian Country Football League initiative.
“Victorians love their sport, especially in Panmure. The Country Football and Netball Program acknowledges the important role recreational reserves play in getting communities together and promoting healthy lifestyles,” Ms Tierney said.
“The funding boost will go a long way to improving the netball facilities of at the Panmure Recreational Reserve which are regularly used by locals to play, train and attend matches,” Ms Tierney said.
The project includes upgrading the netball courts at Panmure Recreational Reserve including resurfacing and the installation of a new court.
Ms Tierney said the project was one of twelve to share in the latest round of Program funding and includes an upgrade to the netball courts at Panmure Recreation Reserve including resurfacing and installation of a new court.
“These improvements will inject a sense of club pride, bring more people together, boost community spirit and ensure everyone can access and enjoy the benefits of,” Ms Tierney said.
“The Victorian Government is proud to work with councils on behalf of clubs, to develop or upgrade of football and netball facilities.
“We want to make it easier for everyone; players, coaches, umpires, kids and club supporters to stay involved in the game they love,” Ms Tierney said
“That’s why, in the last five years the Victorian Government has provided more than $11 million for over 290 community projects, with a total cost of $30 million under the Country Football and Netball Program,” Ms Tierney said.
“In that time we’ve upgraded or replaced change rooms, court surfaces, lighting, pavilions, ground irrigation systems, the list is endless. There’s a lot more to be done. That’s why we’re investing another $9 million towards this fantastic program over the next five years,” Ms Tierney said.
Sport and Recreation Minister, James Merlino said the Victorian Government was proud of its investment, through Ready for Tomorrow: A Blueprint for Regional and Rural Victoria, to improve country football and netball club facilities.
“Local football and netball has a real power to bring communities together – in good and tough times. Local recreational reserves like the Panmure Recreational Reserve play a big part, so it’s important to support the great job they do,” Ms Tierney said.
For more information about the Country Football and Netball Program, visit www.sport.vic.gov.au