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19
Jun

Mildura Sporting Club set to kick goals for health.

Girls wanting to play soccer in Mildura will have more opportunities to get active and play the sport as coronavirus restrictions gradually ease, with a local club receiving a grant to improve the health of the community.

The Hellenic Sporting Club Mildura United will receive $2,100.00 in Active Club Grant funding to partner with community service providers to implement their first girls’ Under 13 team. This includes providing Hijabs for girls from Muslim communities so they can play with suitable uniforms.

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 Mildura United to provide more opportunities for girls to improve their health through playing sport.

“This funding will make it even easier for girls in the Mildura 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.

“This particular grant creates more opportunity for girls in Mildura to get involved in soccer and we encourage everyone to check out what’s on in their area and give it a go while supporting sports clubs.”

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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