Sporting clubs

Euroa and Violet Town clubs receive funds to get active

15 December 2017

Two local sporting clubs have received grants through the 2018 VicHealth Active Club Grants program, Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan said today.

The Euroa Golf Club and Violet Town Bowls Club have both received funding to help them encourage local people to get out and get moving.

Ms Ryan congratulated both clubs on their successful applications.

“Sporting clubs are about more than just sport,” Ms Ryan said.

“The sense of connection and friendship that comes with being involved in a local club is an important part of what keeps our community together.

“The Active Club Grants program is about getting more people more involved in sport, particularly women who are not always as highly represented in many sports.

“It is exciting to hear of the initiatives being run by these clubs and I am pleased this funding will help them continue.”

The Euroa Golf Club will use the grant to create a bridging competition for beginner female golfers.

Ladies President Gail Allen said there were a number of local players keen to learn about the game and the twilight competition was a great way to get people involved.

“This competition is going to be a modified rules competition to familiarise ladies with the game,” she said.

“We want to encourage local ladies in the future to have fun.  Golf’s not just about the competition but about having fun as well!

“We hope the competition will grow and will encourage more people to get out there and get active and enjoy the beautiful surrounds of Euroa Golf Club.”

Violet Town Bowls Club plan to start barefoot bowls at the club on a Thursday evening during summer, to give every member of the community a chance to play lawn bowls.

Club treasurer Leanne Russell-Jones said bowls was not a cheap sport to participate in and the grant would allow the club to buy new sets of bowls so that new comers could play without having to purchase their own.

“We applied for the grant in order to get new sets of bowls with the idea of having younger people from school age as well as more women coming and trying bowling,” Mrs Russell-Jones said.

“We’re buying sizes so that any new comer could give it a go and have something to utilise instead of having to buy their own before they try it.”


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