Clubs chance to get more funds

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

North­ern Vic­to­ria foot­ball and net­ball clubs have a chance to se­cure fund­ing to up­grade grounds, courts and pavil­ions, and wel­come more mem­bers.

Mem­ber for North­ern Vic­to­ria Ja­clyn Symes has urged lo­cal govern­ments and clubs in the area to ap­ply for grants of up to $100 000.

Ms Symes said the pro­gram could re­place or up­grade age­ing grounds and fa­cil­i­ties for foot­ball and net­ball clubs in North­ern Vic­to­ria so they could meet grow­ing de­mand.

Grants will go to projects such as ground resur­fac­ing, new light­ing, build­ing more mod­ern and safer net­ball courts and new pavil­ions with fe­male­friendly change rooms.

‘‘Footy and net­ball clubs are the heart and soul of our coun­try towns and La­bor is giv­ing them the fa­cil­i­ties they need to grow and at­tract more mem­bers than ever be­fore,’’ Ms Symes said.

‘‘Coun­try Vic­to­ria is home to some of our top foot­ball and net­ball leagues, and these clubs have bred some of our na­tion’s great­est cham­pi­ons. I urge clubs in North­ern Vic­to­ria to speak to their lo­cal coun­cils about ap­ply­ing for this fund­ing.’’

Since the pro­gram was launched in 2005, it has de­liv­ered $26.6 mil­lion to sup­port more than 480 projects.

Bet­ter sport and re­cre­ation fa­cil­i­ties make it eas­ier for all play­ers, coaches, um­pires and sup­port­ers of all abil­i­ties to get in­volved in lo­cal sport.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for the Coun­try Foot­ball and Net­ball Pro­gram are now open and close on April 12.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to ap­ply on­line, visit

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