Published on March 19, 2019 10:33 am

Applications are now open for the Country Football and Netball Program

The Andrews Labor Government is giving growing football and netball clubs in regional Victoria another chance to upgrade grounds, courts and pavilions.

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Applications are now open for the 2019 Country Football and Netball Program, with clubs in regional Victoria and outer metropolitan areas eligible to apply.

In partnership with the AFL, AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria, the program replaces and upgrades ageing facilities for football and netball clubs across rural, regional and outer metropolitan Victoria to meet growing demand and welcome more participants.

Grants of up to $100,000 will go to projects that assist in ground resurfacing, installation of lighting, building modern and safer netball courts and new pavilions with accessible and female-friendly change rooms.

Since launching in 2005, the program has invested more than $26.6 million in more than 480 projects across the state.

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula said, “Some of our greatest football and netball stars have come from country Victoria and we want our next generation of athletes to have the modern and safe facilities they deserve.”

“Better facilities allow clubs to take on more players, host more events and draw in even bigger crowds which we know is even better news for the local economy.”

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said, “This funding continues our record investment in upgrading local clubs and facilities, and making sure that they are accessible, modern, fit for purpose and the heart of our communities for training, competition, gatherings and celebrations.”

For more information or to apply online, visit www.sport.vic.gov.au.

Applications close on 3 June 2019.

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