Your Good Sports Club is in the running for the 2018 Good Sports Awards

Good Sports logoThe Good Sports Awards recognise the inspiring Good Sports clubs and passionate volunteers that are committed to making their communities the best they can be.

Good Sports clubs are community champions who are shaping bright futures for their club and members on and off the field, by creating a healthier, more family-friendly club environment where everyone feels welcome.

The Good Sports Awards give the Australian Drug and Alcohol Foundation the opportunity to give back to the clubs and people who give their all. Share your club’s story for your chance to be one of 2018’s Good Sports Award winners.

Click here to see which category your club can nominate for: http://goodsports.com.au/awards/

VicHealth Active Club Grants Now Open

The latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants are open now, closing on Friday 31st August 2018. The grants have a focus on women’s sport and making getting active fun and accessible for all. VicHealth will be funding programs for women and girls and social or modified sport programs. This is a brilliant opportunity to boost female participation in your club or get more people involved in fun, flexible or less structured activities. Grants of up to $3,000 and $10,000 are available. Find out more about the grants and apply for your club today by visiting the VicHealth website.

North East Clubs Receive Active Clubs Grants

VicHealth logoThree North East sporting clubs have been successful in receiving an Active Club Grant as part of VicHealths funding for community sporting clubs.

Wodonga Water Polo Club, Wodonga Bowling Club and Wangaratta Pony Club all received funding to provide more social, flexible and accessible sport programs as well as more opportunities for people from disadvantaged communities to take part in sport.

Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said the Active Club Grants program would help more Victorians become healthier and more physically active.

“We want to make sure that all Victorians – no matter your age, gender or ability have a chance to get active and enjoy a healthy lifestyle,” Minister Hennessy said.

“This funding will support our hardworking grassroots clubs get more people moving and involved in new, fun and social ways of playing sport.”

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said the grants were about making sport more accessible to everyone.

“We want to support Victoria’s grassroots sport clubs to provide a wider range of opportunities for everyone to get involved in, including people who wouldn’t normally have the chance to play sport,” Ms Rechter said.

“We want to give more people an opportunity to get moving in a fun and social environment which is why we’re funding more clubs to deliver social sport alongside their competitive teams.”

Read more here.