The Terang Mortlake Football Netball Club will be kicking more goals and growing its ranks with the Andrews Labor Government set to upgrade lighting at Terang Recreation Reserve.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced $80,000 for the Terang Mortlake Football Netball Club and Terang Recreation Reserve Lighting project from the latest round of the Country Football and Netball Program.
This project will design, supply and install lights at the Terang Recreation Reserve to significantly improve safety and increase the clubs chances of attracting and retaining participants.
Along with the grant from the Labor Government, the Corangamite Shire has contributed $25,000 to the project, with the Terang Mortlake Football Netball Club and Terang Recreation Reserve Committee also contributing $90,000.
Grassroots football and netball competitions are booming and projects like this one will give more people the opportunity to join their local club and play the sport they love.
This boost will go a long way to helping local clubs cater for the growing numbers of people keen to get involved in grassroots sport, and encourage more people to get active.
Labor first started the Country Football and Netball Program in 2005, and since, a total of over 400 projects have shared in funding of over $22 million through the program.
The 2016/17 Victorian Budget delivered a further $60 million boost to build new and upgrade sporting facilities across the state and keep our reputation as the nation’s sporting capital. This included another $8 million boost for the Country Football and Netball Program.
Grassroots sports clubs are the lifeblood of Victoria’s suburbs and towns.
The Labor Government is listening to communities, who say they need better sport and recreation facilities to attract more members and grow.
The program has an additional $1 million from partners the AFL, AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“The Terang Mortlake Football Netball Club is a thriving local institution, and its players deserve the best facilities. That’s exactly what we’re delivering.”
“I wish to acknowledge all of the hard work done by the Corangamite Shire Council, the Terang Mortlake Football Netball Club and the Terang Recreation Reserve Committee in getting this project off the ground.”
“This project will mean that these club members will be able to partake in the sport they love and access the services they deserve – at a facility they can be proud of.”
“This investment is well overdue – it’s not only an investment in the future of the club, but also for the community who use it.”