Local club grants to encourage women into the game


MORE than 220 Victorian local clubs have been allocated a share in VicHealth’s Active Club Grant funding for this year to provide more female teams and programs, as well as social sport options for Victorians who are less interested in playing competitive sport.

Building on the success of VicHealth’s ‘This Girl Can – Victoria’ campaign, a number of clubs will receive funding to promote the campaign at their club as part of a state-wide movement to get more women active.

As part of this round of grants, funding for a wide range of popular sports and activities, from grassroots football and netball, to less traditional sports like orienteering and canoeing. Active Ninja, a gymnastics class for kids with intellectual disabilities is included.

VicHealth Acting CEO, Dr Lyn Roberts AO said the grants will help bring more women and girls to community sports, while having fun and making new friends along the way.

 “We  know many women feel intimidated to get involved in their local club, which is why we’re supporting clubs to promote This Girl Can – Victoria so women can feel comfortable to get involved regardless of their skill level or appearance.”

“These grants will help get more Victorian women into the game with modified or social versions of traditional sport where your age, ability, background, lifestyle or gender isn’t a barrier.

For more information on VicHealth’s Active Club Grants and a list of the clubs funded in this round, visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub