The Andrews Labor Government will upgrade lighting at Stribling Reserve to give the Lorne Football Netball Club a brighter future and the facilities it needs to grow its ranks.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that the Stribling Reserve lighting upgrade will share in more than $2.1 million from the latest round of the Country Football and Netball Program.
Grassroots football and netball competitions are booming – with over 300 new female Australian Rules Football teams across Victoria and more than 300,000 people playing netball across the state.
The Labor Government is replacing and upgrading ageing grounds, courts and facilities for football and netball clubs right across regional Victoria so they can meet growing demand and welcome even more members.
Grants from the latest round include ground resurfacing, new lighting and the construction of new pavilions and netball courts.
In the Surf Coast, we are delivering $100,000 towards this project, which involves the installation of competition standard lighting for the Stribling Reserve Oval.
The works are funded through our Country Football and Netball Program, which is helping local clubs in regional Victoria update tired grounds and build the facilities they need.
The program has an additional $1 million from partners the AFL, AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria.
Quotes attributable to Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria
“We’re upgrading lighting at Stribling Reserve Oval to give the Lorne 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 Lorne – it’s not only an investment in the future of the club, but also for the community who use it.”