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.
For information, visit www.sport.vic.gov.au