Boost for sport clubs

SPORTING clubs in Bass received a share in more than $500,000 in funding as part of the latest round of health promotion foundation VicHealth’s Active Club Grants, an initiative to encourage more Victorians to get physically active.
The funding helps local sport clubs across Victoria deliver more opportunities for women and girls to get involved in sport, and provide more social, flexible and accessible sport programs.
The grants also provide more opportunities for people from disadvantaged communities to take part in sport.
Bass MLA Brian Paynter said the grants, of up to $10,000 each, will make a significant difference to communities and help more local residents get involved in community sports.
“We want to support locals to get active and embrace a healthy lifestyle, no matter what age, gender or ability,” he said.
“Due to a lack of time, lack of confidence, and societal pressures, many BAS residents just aren’t fitting the recommended amount of physical activity into their week.
“With these Active Club Grants, local sport clubs will be able to deliver a wider range of opportunities for everyone to get active, regardless of ability.
“Regular physical activity not only protects against many illnesses, it also makes us mentally healthy, alert and resilient against the stresses of modern life.”
VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said the grants will help more Bass residents to make physical activity part of their day-to-day life.
“This program is about supporting Victoria’s grassroots sport clubs to provide a wider range of opportunities for everyone to get involved in,” Ms Rechter said.
“Successful clubs across Bass will be able to use these grants to respond to growing numbers of women and girls wanting to play sport.
“Non-traditional, social and modified sports are also becoming an increasingly popular choice, and some of the successful clubs will deliver creative and flexible sports programs to help locals fit exercise into their busy daily routines.
“I encourage Bass residents to get involved in their local sports clubs — it’s a fun way to keep active while connecting with like-minded people in your local community.”
For more information about VicHealth’s Active Clubs Grants, go to www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub.

Funding boost: the Wonthaggi Power Football Club was successful in receiving funding for the amount of $2885 from the VicHealth’s Active Club Grant’s program.The grant money will be used to purchase uniforms, size five footballs, and advertising to promote the game and increase female participation in sport. Pictured from left is Lara Garry, Mikayla Notley, Bass MLA Brian Paynter, Juliette Townsend, and Chloe Cengia. The other successful clubs were the Wonthaggi Bowls Club, Wonthaggi Croquet Club, and Surfing Mums Phillip Island.

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