Grant helps kit teams out in style

Joondalup Times - - SPORT -

YOUNG Gir­rawheen soc­cer play­ers are sport­ing a new kit this sea­son.

Em­manuel Chris­tian Com­mu­nity School’s three soc­cer teams, which are play­ing in only their sec­ond sea­son, re­ceived a $1000 grant from Bankwest for the new out­fits.

“Our soc­cer pro­gram pro­vides stu­dents who couldn’t af­ford to play for a club, the op­por­tu­nity to play soc­cer,” sports teacher Will Cruz said.

“It also pro­vides break­fast on days we train for those stu­dents in­volved in the team,” he said.

Bankwest head of com­mu­nity en­gage­ment Craig Spencer said the bank’s Easy Grants aimed to help com­mu­ni­ties and com­mu­nity groups at a grass­roots level.

The Bankwest com­mu­nity grants pro­gram was launched in 2012 and has sup­ported more than 1500 com­mu­nity groups, rang­ing from lo­cal schools to sport­ing clubs and emer­gency ser­vices.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for grants, or to vote for a favourite club, can be made at www.bankwest.com. au/easy­grants

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Coach Will Cruz, cen­tre, with stu­dents Ta­ban Lado (14), Nic Bor­bil (15), Vic­to­ria Pavkovic (13) and De­lene Manuel (14), wear­ing their new kit.

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