Sport and Recreation Gippsland South The Nationals

Funding on offer to footy and netball clubs

Local football and netball clubs wanting to upgrade their change rooms, install new courts or playing surfaces or put up lighting are encouraged to apply for funding through the 2016 Country Football Netball grants program.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien said clubs could apply for up to $100,000 to improve facilities and their home ground.

“I’ve had a great time attending footy and netball finals across the electorate in the past month, and while we have some great facilities, there are others that still need work.  Many football and netball clubs in my electorate simply don’t have enough money to fund this type of work, which is often quite costly,” Mr O’Brien said.

“People in regional areas are passionate about their footy and netball and these grants allow clubs to apply for funding that will make it safer and more enjoyable for players, officials and spectators to participate in the sport they love.

“The amount of funding available on offer equates to a lot of sausage sizzles or bingo nights, so I encourage all local clubs to get together with their committee and submit applications.”

Mr O’Brien said eligible clubs could apply for funding through their local councils by completing an expression of interest form.

“Country football netball clubs are the lifeblood of rural communities and having up to date facilities is important,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Sporting clubs foster friendships and connections within communities, provide opportunities for people to get physically active and give young players the opportunity to develop their skills in a supported environment.

“It is so important that our sporting clubs are provided with the facilities they need to run effectively and continue the great work they do in our communities.”

For more information or to apply online, click here. 

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The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien said sporting clubs were often the lifeblood of rural communities that brought towns such as Rosedale (pictured) together and encouraged netball and football clubs to apply for the for funding through the Country Football Netball grants program.

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