KYABRAM Little Athletics has secured more than $2000 in funding as part of the VicHealth Active Club Grants Program.
Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh congratulated it and other local sporting clubs who received funding as part of the program.
“This latest round of funding is aimed at getting more women and girls to take part in sport, something we should all actively support and encourage,” Mr Walsh said.
The following grants will be used to boost female participation rates by entry into new competitions and conducting new programs and clinics”
Research shows that female participation in sport is still lower than male involvement.
It also showed women and girls can find it hard to reach the recommended two and a half hours of moderate physical activity each week.
“This is for a number of reasons including a lack of suitable opportunities and difficulty prioritising physical activity over other commitments like family, education and work,” Mr Walsh said.
“It is important we continue to open up avenues for more females to get involved in sport.”