· Parrots, Lions and Mirboo North Pony Club receive uniform boost
· Another barrier to participation has been removed
· Victorian Coalition Government is making sport more accessible
The Leongatha Football Netball Club, the Stony Creek Football Netball Club and the Mirboo North Pony Club each received Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition Government funding assistance to purchase new uniforms.
Deputy Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan today announced the funding support would be made available to the clubs through the latest round of the Sporting Uniform Grants Program.
Mr Ryan said the funding included:
· $729 – Leongatha Football Netball Club;
· $1,000 - Stony Creek Football Netball Club; and
· $981 - Mirboo North Pony Club.
“Uniforms are a significant investment for local sporting clubs and by assisting with the cost of purchasing new uniforms, we are removing one barrier for participation,” Mr Ryan said.
“The Coalition Government grants enable the three clubs to purchase new uniforms for their members, ensuring everyone is kitted out for the new season.
“Whether it’s the colours of the Parrots or the Lions, or being decked out in new riding gear, each of these clubs will be looking their best in 2014.
“These three clubs play an important role in ensuring the communities of Leongatha, Stony Creek and Mirboo North remain active and healthy and we are proud to support them with this important investment.”
Minister for Sport and Recreation Damian Drum said since 2011, more than 2,000 clubs had benefitted 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.”
Mr Ryan encouraged other local clubs to apply for funding support to purchase uniforms through the Sporting Uniform Grants Program.
He said clubs interested in applying could contact his office in Sale on 5144 1987, or visit www.dtpli.vic.gov.au/sporting-uniforms-grants, to obtain further information and application forms.
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