TRUGANINA RABBITOHS GIVEN A FINANCIAL BOOST TO CHANGE THE GAME

Truganina Rabbitohs Rugby League Club is one of 37 community sporting organisations across the state set to benefit from the second round of the Victorian Government’s 2019-20 Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program.

Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly, welcomed the announcement, and congratulated Truganina Rabbitohs Rugby League Club for its successful bid.

Community activation grants are designed to help support local sporting organisations to offer more Victorian women and girls the opportunity to participate and lead through sport and recreation.

Truganina Rabbitohs Rugby League Club will receive a grant of $4,950.

The popular program has supported a range of events and programs that celebrate and showcase the important role that women and girls play in all levels of sport and recreation. These range from come and try days and leadership workshops through to networking and education sessions designed to inspire the next generation of leaders in sport and active recreation.

The grants are part of the broader Victorian Government $241.6 million commitment to level the playing field for women and girls in sport and recreation.

Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly

“Community sport and recreation clubs play such an important role in uniting our community and driving positive social change.

“The Change Our Game initiative is providing opportunities for women and girls throughout the Tarneit electorate to participate and lead in all levels of sport and recreation.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Community Sport, the Hon. Ros Spence

“Equality is not negotiable for the Victorian Government. Now, more than ever, community sport plays such critical role in bringing communities together and providing a sense of belonging for all. We are proud to be able to provide funding to community groups to assist women and girls to reach their full potential both on and off the field.”

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