The Irrewarra-Beeac Netball Club will be shooting more goals and growing its ranks with the Andrews Labor Government to upgrade netball facilities at Irrewarra Recreation Reserve.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that $100,000 for the Irrewarra-Beeac Netball Courts Upgrade project from the latest round of the Country Football and Netball Program.
The Irrewarra-Beeac Netball Courts Upgrade project will include the reseal of the existing court and a new asphalt court, lights to training standards, diesel generator, new fencing and courtside shelter.
Along with the grant from the Labor Government, the Colac Otway Shire has contributed $30,000 to the project with the Irrewarra-Beeac Netball Club also contributing over $75,000.
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 MP:
“The Irrewarra-Beeac Netball Club is a fantastic club with three senior netball teams, three junior netball teams from under 13 to under 17, 6 coaches, 10 club netball umpires, 12 netball committee members and 6 team managers.”
“I wish to congratulate them and the Colac Otway Shire on the enormous amount of work they have done on this project so far.”
“This fabulous 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.”
“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.”