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Funds available for footy and netball clubs

By Kyabram Free Press

THE state government is giving growing footy and netball clubs in country Victoria another chance to secure funding to upgrade grounds, courts and pavilions to welcome more members than ever before.

Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp is encouraging local clubs to consider applying for the next round of the Country Football and Netball Program.

The program replaces and upgrades ageing facilities for football and netball clubs across rural, regional and outer metropolitan Victoria, so they can meet growing demand and welcome even more members.

It’s a funding partnership with AFL, AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria.

Grants of up to $100,000 go to projects such as ground resurfacing, installation of lighting, building modern and safer netball courts and new pavilions with accessible and female-friendly change rooms.

‘‘Regional clubs including those in Northern Victoria region are a breeding ground for our next generation of sporting champions. They deserve modern and safe facilities they can be proud of,’’ Mr Gepp said.

Applications close on June 3. To apply visit sport.vic.gov.au