The Andrews Labor Government is improving the Friendly Society Park Sports Ground, giving local players and their families the great facilities they deserve.
Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria, today announced a $100,000 Country Football Netball Grant, which gives regional clubs opportunities to update tired grounds and build the bases they need.
The Friendly Society Park Sports Ground Lighting Project will redevelop the sports ground lighting through the installation of four new 30 metre lighting towers. The lighting will achieve an average of 100 lux.
The Labor Government is teaming up with the AFL, AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria to support country football and netball clubs all over the state attract more members and grow, because everybody deserves equal facilities, no matter where they live.
In total, the Labor Government’s latest round of Country Football Netball Program funding is investing $2.19 million at 23 sites across the state. Since 2005, the program has upgraded 425 venues throughout Victoria.
Sport is the fabric of Victoria’s suburbs and towns. Local clubs are where communities connect, kids make friends and young players become stars. The Labor Government promised regional communities the best facilities, and that is what we are delivering.
For more information or to apply online, visit www.sport.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Western District, Gayle Tierney
“Our upgrade of the Friendly Society Park Sports Ground will give local players and their families the best facilities, and clubs the best opportunity to grow.”
“Everyone deserves equal facilities to get out on the field and give their all. We promised them, and we’re delivering them.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport, John Eren
“The Country Football Netball Program gives local clubs all over Victoria the facilities to attract more members and thrive, no matter where they’re based.”