VicHealth funding for Euroa sports clubs

18 December 2020

Two local sporting clubs in the Euroa electorate will share in almost $6,000 in VicHealth Reimagining Health Grants.

Member for Euroa and deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan has congratulated local sporting clubs on receiving the funding.

“These VicHealth grants will support residents hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic to improve their health and wellbeing,” Ms Ryan said.

“Grassroots organisations are the heart and soul of our local community and their efforts are key to helping us recover from this pandemic.”

The Benalla Rovers Soccer Club Inc has received $3,000 to offer healthy meals at 10 'Dribble and Dine' social soccer events on Sunday afternoons.

Club spokesperson Rhiannon Froude said they applied for this grant as wanted to bring the diverse club community together through a monthly shared meal and social event.

Seymour Little Athletics Centre will use their $2,915 grant to run high jump training and competitions at their athletics meets.

Spokesperson Sarah Brown said the funding will be used to purchase a high jump mat.

“The grant will enable us to keep membership fees low so as not to create a financial barrier for continued participation for their junior members,” said Ms Brown.

Ms Ryan said the funding would make a positive difference to these organisations and the local communities of Benalla and Seymour.

“This has been such a tough year for many in our local communities,” said Ms Ryan.

“We haven’t had the same opportunities to connect with others and to stay active and healthy, which has impacted people’s wellbeing.

“Each of these local organisations has welcomed this funding as we all look to recover from a difficult 2020.”


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