Grassroots sports clubs in the area are getting the equipment, skills and expertise they need to grow and be more competitive.

Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines MP today announced four local clubs would share in more than $750,000 from the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program.

They are:

  • Riding for the Disabled Viewbank: Polo shirts with the Riding for the Disabled Logo – $1,000
  • East Ivanhoe Bowling Club Inc: Darts Team Uniforms – $1,000
  • Banyule Junior Football Club: Coaching the coaches to increase skills development – $1,950
  • Heidelberg Junior Football Club: Sports Trainer Education program – $2,000

The Sporting Club Grants Program is helping more people of all ages and abilities to get involved in grassroots sports and get active. There are grants for new modern uniforms, along with grants providing training programs for coaches, officials and volunteers.

The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Labor Government’s strategy to make sport more accessible and inclusive, support clubs and volunteers and boost participation at the grassroots level.

This comes on top of the Labor Government’s $120 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund which is upgrading tired grounds and ageing pavilions, and building female-friendly change rooms across the state.

Quotes attributable to Member for Ivanhoe Anthony MP

“We’re giving grassroots sports clubs in Ivanhoe electorate the support they need to grow and help more people than ever play the sports they love.”

“Here in Ivanhoe, we are proud of our clubs and the vital role they play in bringing together our community.”