FUNDING BOOSTS LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS IN TARNEIT

It will now be easier for Victorians living in the Tarneit District to get active thanks to four local sporting clubs sharing in over $750,000 in funding from VicHealth.

This funding will support local sports clubs to create more opportunities for women and girls to get active by offering new female teams or programs and providing equipment to ensure clubs can grow with their community.

The grants will also support clubs to introduce social, flexible and accessible sports programs to empower more people in the community to give sport a go regardless of their ability, gender or cultural background.

Building on the success of VicHealth’s This Girl Can – Victoria campaign, 61 clubs across Victoria will also receive funding to promote the campaign as part of a state-wide movement to get more women active.

Sarah Connolly MP said it was fantastic there would now be more activities, teams and opportunities for the community to get involved in sport.

VicHealth Acting CEO, Dr Lyn Roberts AO, said Active Club Grants have supported hundreds of clubs across Victoria to get more people in their community moving in new ways.

Local clubs funded in Tarneit District include:

Royal Bengal Sports Club                                        $3,000

Tarneit Titans Netball Club                                    $3,000

Tarneit United                                                             $4,000

Yidnekachew Tessema Social Soccer Club      $2,965

For more information about VicHealth’s Active Clubs Grants including a full list of funded clubs, go to www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub

Quotes attributed to Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly

“Clubs already contribute so much to our community and this latest round of funding will make it easier for everyone to get active.”

“Thanks to Active Club Grants, there will be more opportunities for people of all ages, genders and abilities to enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.”

Quotes attributed to VicHealth Acting CEO, Dr Lyn Roberts AO

“We’re thrilled to be able to support local sporting clubs in Tarneit District to provide more opportunities for the community to get active through a sport they enjoy,” Dr Roberts said.

“The success of our This Girl Can – Victoria campaign shows that women and girls, as well as disadvantaged and less active groups, want to get active and socialise.

“These grants will help get more Victorians in Tarneit District into the game by offering modified or social versions of traditional sport where your age, ability, background, lifestyle or gender isn’t a barrier to taking part.”