Gippsland Portal Feature:
Four local sporting clubs receive grants from VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program.
Russell Northe congratulating Anthony Bloomfield from the Morwell Eagles Junior Football Club on receiving their Club’s VicHealth grant
By Portal Admin - 12th November 2019 - Back to News
There are more opportunities for people living in the Morwell Electorate to get active and healthy with 4 local sporting clubs recently receiving grants from VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program.
Through VicHealth’s funding, local sports clubs have created more opportunities for women and girls to get active by offering new female teams or programs, and providing facilities and equipment to ensure clubs can grow with their community.
The grants will also support clubs to introduce social, flexible and accessible sports programs to empower more people in the community to give sport a go regardless of their ability, gender or cultural background.
Building on the success of VicHealth’s This Girl Can – Victoria campaign, 50 clubs across Victoria will also receive funding to promote active lifestyles as part of a state-wide movement to get more women active.
Member for Morwell, Russell Northe is excited to see more activities, teams and opportunities for less active people in the community to get involved in sport.
"Active Club Grants help to create more fantastic opportunities for people of all ages, genders and abilities to get active and enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle," Mr Northe said.
"Being involved in community sport is a great outlet for everyone, where you can make new friends and improve your own health and wellbeing. There are great opportunities for people in the Morwell Electorate to join a local club and get active.
"Local clubs and associations contribute play such an important role in our community, I’m proud to support this funding to help them provide great opportunities for the people of the Morwell Electorate to get involved."
"Through these grants, more people in the Morwell Electorate can participate in modified or social versions of traditional sport where your age, ability, background, lifestyle or gender isn’t a barrier to taking part."
I congratulate the following Clubs on being successful through the latest rounds of VicHealth grants:
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