Eight grassroots sport and active recreation clubs and organisations in are set to bolster their coaching skills, administration expertise, or score new sports equipment thanks to a share in more than $900,000 from the Victorian Government.

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced the successful applicants from Werribee of the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program.

The grants provide clubs up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $5,000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers, and up to $5,000 to improve club operational effectiveness.

Grant recipients in Werribee include Flames Netball Club, Elmer Netball Region, Hoppers Crossing Netball Club, Urban Magic Netball Inc, Hoppers Crossing Netball Association, Hoppers Crossing Junior Basketball Club, Manor Lakes Football Club, and Western United (Wyndham FC).

The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to make community sport and active recreation more accessible and inclusive, stimulate local economies, build sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities, and increase local participation.

Since 2014, the Program has injected over $13 million to support clubs and last year provided a valuable funding lifeline to more than 4,000 clubs last year to help them through the pandemic.

For more information on the grants and a full list of recipients sport.vic.gov.au.

Quote attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving grassroots sports clubs in Werribee the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence

“Congratulations our latest batch of grant recipients. I look forward to seeing a new generation of local champions get their chance to take their sports to the next level.”