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19
Jun

Macedon Sporting Clubs set to kick goals for health.

Macedon electorate residents will have more opportunities to get active and play sport as coronavirus restrictions gradually ease, with two local sporting clubs receiving grants to improve the health of the community.

The clubs will share in $5,525.00 in Active Club Grant funding to deliver new sports programs designed to introduce new participants into the respective sport or activity.

With junior sport competitions kicking off and non-contact sport resuming for adults, many Victorians are wanting to stay healthy and get active again.

Liberal Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell said the funding will enable local sport clubs to provide more opportunities for Macedon residents to improve their health through playing sport.

“This funding will make it even easier for people in the Macedon electorate to get active and reconnect with others in their community while keeping safe from coronavirus,” Ms Lovell said.

“Local clubs and associations play an important role in our community. I’m encouraging residents throughout the region to support their local club and give sport a go.

“Playing sport is great for our physical and mental health. Joining a sports club is also a great way to get involved with your community, have fun and make new friends.”

VicHealth CEO, Dr Sandro Demaio said Active Club Grants will support sporting clubs to encourage locals to enjoy better health through community sport.

“As our daily lives and routines continue to change, it’s vital we continue to be physically active and socially connected, and joining a local sports club is a great place to start,” Dr Demaio said.

“We know sports clubs are the heart and soul of their communities and we’ve heard from so many Victorians who’ve really missed playing the sport they love and seeing their teammates.

“These grants create more opportunities for people in the Macedon electorate to get involved in their local clubs, so we encourage everyone to check out what’s on in their area and give it a go while supporting sports clubs.”

The two local clubs funded in the Macedon electorate are:

Bullengarook Pony Club – $2,525.00 to introduce dressage training to encourage new participants to get active through horse riding.

Gisborne Thunder Swimming Club – $3,000.00 to introduce more initiatives for women and girls to be active, with a focus on fun, fitness and social interaction rather than performance, and also introducing a squad for seniors and monthly club nights for women.

For more information on VicHealth’s Active Club Grants or the full list of local clubs receiving grants visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub

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Media Contact:  Jason Kelly         0413 103 240       jason.kelly@parliament.vic.gov.au  

 

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