Creswick sporting clubs get grants to kickstart women’s sport

The Creswick Soccer Club will be able to start a women’s team, and the Mount Prospect and District Tennis Association will launch new sessions for women in part thanks to an Active Club Grant says Member for Ripon Louise Staley.

The grants, each around $3,000, are part of VicHealth’s latest round of Active Club Grants, which support community sporting clubs provide a wide range of opportunities for women and girls to become active through sport.

“I am very pleased to see these grants going to sporting clubs in Creswick who want to get more women and girls involved in sport,” Ms Staley said.

“The Creswick Soccer Club will be able to field a women’s team, with the grant going towards covering many of the associated costs, such as equipment, uniforms and affiliation costs, and promoting the new team to attract new players.”

“Opportunities for women and girls to play senior soccer in this area are limited, so it is vitally important that clubs that try to get women and girls involved are supported and encouraged.

For the Mount Prospect and District Tennis Association, the grant will go to enable them to run sessions under Tennis Australia’s Open Court program, which is a modified program for women aged between 15 and 25 aimed at building skills and confidence in tennis.

“These grants provide vital support to sporting clubs, so I congratulate the Creswick Soccer Club and the Mount Prospect and District Tennis Association for being awarded these grants.”

VicHealth Active Club Grants are awarded twice a year and provide sports clubs with two tiers of funding (up to $3,000 or up to $10,000) to support more people to be physically active.