Benalla Saints women’s team receives boost
21 June 2017
Wednesday 21 June 2017
The Benalla Saints Sports Club will receive $3,000 for their new female side thanks to VicHealth’s latest round of Active Club Grants.
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan congratulated the team on their successful application saying it was wonderful to see the new women’s team receiving support.
“VicHealth’s Active Club Grants make a significant contribution to communities across the Euroa electorate by improving opportunities for more participation in sport,” Ms Ryan said.
“Research shows that female participation in sport is much lower than males and one of the areas of focus in the program is getting more women involved in sport and recreation.
“I have been following the new Benalla Saints women’s team and am excited to see the girl’s efforts being recognised with this grant.”
Benalla Saints Women’s Team Co-Coach Darren Skelton said:
"The creation of the Benalla Saints women's team has been extremely successful in providing opportunities for women to participate and develop their football skills, while also building friendships within the Club and the broader community.
"The response and support we have received from the community and Government, has been overwhelming and has contributed to the success of the team in its inaugural season.
"We are delighted to be a recipient of the VicHealth grant which will assist greatly to purchase vital equipment to support the continued success of the team in future seasons."
Ms Ryan said Active Club Grants were an important source of funding to regional clubs, helping them to purchase equipment and uniforms.
“Members from sporting clubs across the Euroa electorate dedicate so much time to fundraising and ensuring clubs remain operational and have everything they need,” Ms Ryan said.
“Grants like this go a long way in helping to easy that burden.
“The Benalla Saints were one of four clubs which received funding from across the Euroa electorate and I look forward to seeing the money put to good use.”