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Local golf clubs among groups to receive VicHealth funds

Article Category  Current News
Date Published  Wednesday, July 3 2019
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Local golf clubs among groups to receive VicHealth funds
Two golf clubs and two hockey clubs are among several local sports clubs across the region to share in VicHealth grants.

Recipients of Round 2 of the VicHealth Active Club Grants 2018-19 Program were announced last week.

Along with Halls Gap and Serviceton, Dimboola and Jeparit Golf Clubs will each receive $3,000 to introduce the MyGolf program for boys and girls to learn about the sport.

With a focus on encouraging young people to participate in sporting activities, the Horsham Hockey Club has also received a grant valued at $3,000 and the Nhill & District Sporting Club $1,715 to assist them to run the HookIn2Hockey program.

Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy, has congratulated the successful recipients.

“It is important we continue to open up avenues for more people to get involved in sport and I congratulate and offer my full support to all these clubs for their initiatives to achieve this.

“One of the key focuses of this latest round of funding is getting more younger people, particularly girls, involved in sport which is something I support and encourage,” Ms Kealy said.

With a direct focus on encouraging more female participation, Horsham City Rowing Club is introducing a program to encourage daughters of current members to participate, along with mothers that want to return to the sport and grandmothers who may be interested in a masters program. $3,000 has been allocated to this cause.

In football and netball circles, Kalkee Football & Netball Club ($1,018) and Noradjuha Quantong Football & Netball Club ($652) will introduce a modified netball program to teach primary school aged children the basic skills of netball and prepare them for ongoing netball involvement. Laharum Sports has received $1482 to introduce more opportunities for junior girls to join the club’s netball activities.


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