Four clubs in Cam­paspe share in more than $500,000

Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS -

KYABRAM Ju­nior Foot­ball Group is among Cam­paspe Shire’s grass­roots sports clubs con­tin­u­ing to re­ceive the equip­ment, skills and ex­per­tise needed to grow and win sil­ver­ware thanks to a re­cent round of gov­ern­ment grants.

Mem­ber for North­ern Vic­to­ria Mark Gepp re­cently an­nounced four clubs in Cam­paspe Shire would share in more than $500,000 from the first round of the Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment’s sport­ing club grants pro­gram 2017-18.

“We’re giv­ing grass­roots sports clubs in Cam­paspe Shire the sup­port they need to grow their ranks and help more peo­ple than ever play the sports they love,” Mr Gepp said.

The ‘‘heart and soul’’ of lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, grass­roots sports clubs cre­ate health­ier, hap­pier and more united com­mu­ni­ties — plus they’re the launch­ing pad of our next gen­er­a­tion of cham­pi­ons.

The pro­gram aims to help peo­ple of all ages and abil­i­ties par­tic­i­pate in grass­roots sports and re­alise their sport­ing dreams.

There are grants for new mod­ern uni­forms and equip­ment, along with grants pro­vid­ing train­ing pro­grams for coaches, of­fi­cials and vol­un­teers.

Kyabram Ju­nior Foot­ball Group re­ceived more than $800 for equip­ment, while other suc­cess­ful clubs in­cluded Ba­mawm Lock­ing­ton United Cricket Club, Lock­ing­ton Pony Club and Rochester & Echuca Foot­ball Um­pires As­so­ci­a­tion.

The grants pro­gram is part of the gov­ern­ment’s work to make sport more ac­ces­si­ble and in­clu­sive, in­crease lo­cal par­tic­i­pa­tion, boost lo­cal economies, and sup­port vol­un­teers.

The gov­ern­ment is de­liv­er­ing on the $120 mil­lion com­mu­nity sports in­fra­struc­ture fund that is up­grad­ing tired grounds and age­ing pavil­ions and build­ing fe­male-friendly chang­e­rooms.

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