VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS LOCAL CLUB COLOURS

Posted on 04. Jun, 2010 in Clayton Update

Sports clubs across Kingston, Monash and Greater Dandenong can now benefit from new uniforms and footwear thanks to the Victorian Government’s Our Club, Our Future Sporting Uniform Grants Program 2009-10.

Member for Clayton, Hong Lim, said the $1.65 million program aimed to ensure clubs are properly equipped to compete in their local leagues.

“Victoria boasts a strong tradition of involvement in grassroots sports, with clubs contributing greatly to the identity of many of our towns and communities,” Mr Lim said.

“There is a great sense of pride in pulling on the team colours and representing your town or club, but there are many community sports clubs which lack the resources to properly equip their squads and members.

“Priority has been given to clubs, organisations and communities from disadvantaged areas and those benefiting underrepresented groups.  Many types of sports have been funded such as soccer, equestrian, baseball, bowls, golf, netball, football and cricket.

“Now clubs can get a cash boost to help their players put on the club colours and help create a sense of team unity and pride,” he said.

The funding will provide up to $1,000 to 508 clubs in Victoria to purchase uniform clothing and footwear which are essential for playing sport.

There were 28 clubs in the Kingston, Monash and Greater Dandenong areas to receive grants.

Noble Park Football Club Juniors
Dandenong Devils Inline Hockey Club Inc.
Eastern Razorbacks Inline Hockey Club Inc
Dandenong and District Junior Football League
Nile Star Soccer Club
Super Stars Soccer Club Inc
Dandenong Cossacks Volleyball Club Inc
Dandenong Baseball Club Inc
Prince Mark Pool Club
Chelsea District Netball Association
Parkdale United Cricket Club Inc.
Carrum Patterson Lakes Football Club
Chelsea Junior Football Club Inc
Omega Netball Club Inc
Edithvale Aspendale Junior Football Club
Mordialloc Football Club
Chelsea YCW Junior Football Division
Federal District Cricket Association Inc
Southern United Hockey Club
Dingley Junior Football Club Inc
Cheltenham Youth Club Inc
Chelsea Calisthenic Club Inc
Glen Waverley Hawks Sports Club (Netball Club)
Holy Family Netball Club
Mount View Netball Club
Mount Waverley Bowling Club
Nunawading Warriors Gridiron Football Club Inc
Monash University Women’s Rugby Union Football Club

 

The Minister for Sport, Recreation and Youth Affairs, James Merlino, said the program would not only benefit disadvantaged clubs, but will encourage further participation in sport at the grassroots level.

“These grants will provide added incentive for people of all ages and abilities to be part of a team, enabling even the smallest of clubs to look the part while competing and training,” Mr Merlino said.

“We want Victorians to remain physically active and involved, which is what our ‘Go for your life’ campaign is all about – getting more Victorians off the couch and more involved in their own community.”

The third round of funding is still available for application, 21 June – 30 July 2010.

During these dates, applications will be open online at http://www.grants.dvc.vic.gov.au/

Applicants can contact the Grants Information Line on 1300 366 356 for guidelines and assistance. 

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