LABOR KICKS IN TO BOOST GRASSROOTS SOCCER IN WERRIBEE ELECTORATE
The Andrews Labor Government is helping local soccer clubs improve their facilities and encourage more locals in the Werribee electorate to play the world game.
To ensure the world game continues to grow at the grassroots level, the Labor Government has announced a $2.5 million World Game Facilities Fund to help clubs upgrade or build new facilities across the state.
Tim Pallas today announced up to $250,000 funding would be available to upgrade facilities across the electorate and Wyndham.
Soccer is booming across Victoria – with more than 350,000 people hitting the pitch. That’s why we’re investing in the sport’s grassroots future.
The Labor Government’s new fund will work to support local soccer clubs and organisations to undertake projects such as lighting upgrades, pitch redevelopments, synthetic pitch developments and unisex accessible change rooms.
Lighting and synthetic pitch projects mean the whole community can benefit from a facility that can be used night or day, and don’t require the burden of watering and maintenance.
Upgrading change rooms to unisex means that women and girls will finally now have the facilities they deserve and help level the playing field.
Applications for the Labor Government’s World Game Facilities Fund are now open. For more information visit sport.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas
“We’re making sure our local soccer clubs in the Werribee electorate have the support and facilities they need to grow and welcome more members than ever before.”
“This funding will inspire even more of our kids to sign up to their local soccer club, get active and play the game they love.”