Euroa junior girl’s team receives boost
21 June 2017
Wednesday 21 June 2017
The Euroa Junior Football Club will receive $826 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 girl’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 was so pleased to hear about the new Euroa girl’s team and am excited to see the club’s efforts being recognised with this grant.”
Euroa Junior Football Netball Club vice president Steve Hicks said the funding would go towards start-up costs and community events to promote and grow the team.
“While the Euroa Magpies Youth Girls have a couple of experienced players, the majority are playing competitive AFL football for the first time. It’s a positive feel around the Club and for all involved, with the girls achieving a win after only their first few games,”
Mr Hicks said.
“The VicHealth grant, along with local community support will ensure that our youth girls get every chance to develop and succeed both individually and as team into the future.”
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 ease that burden
“Euroa 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.”