East Malvern Junior Football Club, Malvern Lacrosse Club and Chadstone Lacrosse Club Inc in Malvern can look forward to a share in more than $300,000 worth of Victorian Coalition Government funding towards rejuvenating their club colours courtesy of the Sporting Uniform Grants Program.
Member for Malvern, Michael O’Brien, said the these three sporting clubs are part of the 311 sporting clubs across the state to receive a grant of up to $1,000 as part of the funding from the latest round of the popular grant.
“It is vital to recognise the importance of having the chance to participate in sport. It provides the opportunity to develop skills, make friends and understand values such as sportsmanship, reward for effort and fair play,” Mr O’Brien said.
“These local sporting teams are vital to the fabric of our community and this grant is a great opportunity to inject some energy into clubs,”
“A uniform is essential for most sporting clubs. By contributing funds for uniforms, a crucial cost barrier for participation is removed,”
“This grant not only provides a boost for each of these clubs, but ensures more members of the community will find sport accessible and delivers on a key Coalition Government priority of increasing participation and getting more Victorians more active, more often.”
Funding that these three clubs receive will provide sporting uniforms and sports-gear including jumpers, shirts, protective-gear and footwear.
Minister for Sport and Recreation Damian Drum said since 2011, over 2,000 clubs have benefitted from a share in more than $2 million from the Coalition Government’s Sporting Uniform Grants Program.
“Team uniforms are more than just colours; they represent local sporting traditions and community pride,” Mr Drum said.
“By removing an extra cost burden on sporting clubs these grants keep sport affordable for families and more accessible to all. That is why we are proud to deliver the Sporting Uniform Grants Program to create a more active Victoria.”
For more information about the Sporting Uniform Grants Program visit www.dtpli.vic.gov.au/sporting-uniform-grants