The Andrews Labor Government is helping athletes in Western Victoria become sporting champions by assisting with the costs of travel.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced a total of $6000 grants to 5 sporting clubs in Western Victoria so that they can compete and participate without the burden of travel costs.
Recipients of the grant include:
- Colac Basketball Association Inc ($1500)
- Country Hockey Umpires Inc, Colac ($1500)
- Deakin Athletics Club Inc ($1500)
- Torquay Sailing Club ($750)
- Nestles Cricket Club, Warrnambool ($750)
Some of Victoria’s most celebrated sports stars come from regional Victoria, where travel to and from competitions or training camps can be difficult. Stars like Michelle Ferris, Melissa Tapper and Aaron Finch have made it to the top of their game, but it took many hours of long commutes to get there.
We know getting to and from state and national competitions can be a challenge for emerging athletes. That’s why we’ve invested $286,000 in the latest round of the Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program, to give young stars the support they deserve.
Victoria is the sporting state, and we want it to stay that way. The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program is just one of our initiatives that keeps kids happy and healthy, communities connected and Victorians active.
For more information visit www.sport.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“Western Victoria has a proud sporting history and is home to some great athletes with bright futures. We want to give them all the support we can.”
“Our star athletes have enough to worry about, so we’re removing some of the financial barriers to allow them to reach the top of their game.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren
“This is our small part in helping uncover the next crop of champion Victorian athletes. We were elected to put people first, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”