The Tyrendarra Football and Netball Club will be shooting more goals and growing its ranks with the Andrews Labor Government to upgrade change room facilities at Tyrendarra Reserve.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Tyrendarra Football Netball Club was among 23 sports facilities across Victoria to share in more than $2 million from the latest round of the Country Football and Netball Program.
In Tyrendarra, we are delivering $50,000 for the Change Room Upgrade project which will includes a reconfiguration of the existing change rooms, three new cubicle showers and two toilets per change room, upgraded umpires amenities, dedicated trainer’s room and accessible toilet.
This means the mighty Darras will have room to grow and locals can get on the field and court when they want, and stay healthy and active, either as a player, coach, umpire or volunteer.
The Labor Government is getting on with giving all Victorians – no matter where they live – better access to the modern and inclusive facilities they deserve.
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.
This program replaces and upgrades ageing grounds and facilities for football and netball clubs across regional Victoria so they can meet growing demand and welcome even more members.
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.
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 MP:
“We’re upgrading the change rooms to give the Tyrendarra Football Netball Club the facilities they deserve and need to welcome more members than ever before.”
“This project will mean that these club members will be able to take part in the sport they love and access the services they deserve – at a facility they can be proud of.”
“I’m really pleased to announce this important funding for the mighty Darras – it’s not only an investment in the future of the club, but also for the community who use it.”
“Regional clubs have bred some of our nation’s greatest sporting champions – and we’re giving them the facilities they need to continue this proud tradition.”