Grants to help women and girls to get active in Ripon

VicHealth grants will create more opportunities for women and girls in Stawell and Creswick to become more active by participating in sport.

The Stawell Soccer Club and the Creswick Football Netball Club have both been successful in their applications for Active Club Grants.

Stawell Soccer Club will receive $3,000 for equipment, uniforms and promotion of new girls’ soccer teams. The Stawell Soccer Club will introduce at least two new girls’ teams with minimal financial barriers for participants.

The Creswick Football Netball Club will receive $1,564 for new uniforms and to support their This Girl Can program and a new D Grade netball competition. The new competition will encourage local women and girls to get involved in a more social netball competition.

Member for Ripon, Louise Staley MP, welcomed the funding, saying that support for local sporting clubs was a vital way to keep Ripon communities healthy and connected.

“Sport is a fun, social way to improve your fitness and overall health,” Ms Staley said.

“I spend a lot of time visiting sporting clubs across the Ripon electorate and it is always incredible to see how sport brings the community together and helps create a true sense of community.”

“It’s wonderful that these two Ripon sporting clubs will have the opportunity to extend their programs to include a wider range of women and girls in sport.”

For more information about VicHealth’s Active Club Grants visit http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub