BACKING WERRIBEE ATHLETES TO GO NEXT LEVEL
Rising Victorian sports stars and teams in Werribee have been awarded pathway grants enabling them to compete at the top level.
Member for Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced five grants have been approved in the electorate from the Government’s Athlete Pathway Grants Program. The grants announced will benefit Equestrian Victoria Incorporated, MEDA Diving Inc., and Werribee Victorian Clay Target Club, helping them take their skills and compete at the next level.
The program benefits athletes and teams from a wide range of sport and recreation activities; from surfing to goalball and archery to ten pin bowls and helps address the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on many of our athletes’ travel plans.
Since the grants were introduced by the Victorian Government in 2015, 1630 grants have been awarded, totalling more than $2.9 million helping teams and individual athletes reach their goal.
The grants are part of the Government’s strong commitment to sport and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active.
Since 2014, the Victorian Government has invested more than $1 billion in community sport and recreation infrastructure.
For further information on the Athlete Pathway Grant Program, visit www.sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/athlete-pathway-grants-program.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence
“With athletes slowly returning to competition, the Victorian Government is helping our athletes and future champions by removing the barriers associated with travel and accommodation costs so they can focus on realising their sporting dreams.”
“The Athlete Pathway Grant Program lets our rising athletes take the step from community to national competition.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas
“The Athlete Pathway Program is giving grassroots sports clubs in Werribee the support they need to keep their rising athletes on their sporting pathway.”
“I congratulate Equestrian Victoria Inc, MEDA Driving Inc, and Werribee Victorian Clay Target Club on their successful applications.”