World Game Grants Deliver Big-Time For Local Footballers

first_imgWorld Game Grants Deliver Big-Time For Local Footballers VIC PremierMore soccer players across Victoria will be practicing their passing at new and improved facilities with the Andrews Labor Government kicking in more than $3.8 million for 11 new community football infrastructure projects.Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today announced crucial support for new female-friendly change rooms at the home of the Diamond Valley Soccer Club – Partington Flats in Greensborough.Players, volunteers and supporters on the Bellarine Peninsula (at Leopold), Box Hill, Bacchus Marsh and Corio are also among beneficiaries of grants awarded from the World Game Facilities Fund.More than 456,000 men, women, boys and girls were registered to play soccer before the pandemic – the grants will help football clubs retain players and attract new participants with new facilities replacing ageing infrastructure.The other projects to receive funding are:a female friendly pavilion upgrade at the home of FC Leopold – Estuary Reserve, Leopolda pavilion upgrade and new lighting at the home of Yarra Valley Soccer Club – Millgrove Reserve, Millgrovea female friendly pavilion upgrade at the home of Phillip Island Breakers Soccer Club – Newhaven Reservea new pavilion at the home of the Victoria Park Soccer Club – Victoria Park, Newingtonnew lighting at the home of the Darebin Falcons Women’s Sports Club and Northern Falcons Soccer Club – GH Mott Reserve, Prestona new female friendly pavilion at the home of Box Hill United – Sparks West Reserve, Box Hilla new pitch and lighting at Mt Eliza Soccer Club’s home – Emil Madsen Reservelighting upgrades at the home of Manningham United Blues FC – Timber Ridge Reserve, Doncasternew pitches and lighting at the home of Bacchus Marsh Soccer Club – Bacchus Marsh Racecourse Recreation Reservenew female friendly pavilion upgrades at the home of Corio Soccer Club – Hume Reserve.Since 2018, the Fund has invested $13.2 million in 48 game-changing infrastructure projects with a total value of more than $41 million. The next round of the World Game Facilities Fund will open for applications in August 2021.For more information visit sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/world-game-facilities-fund.As stated by Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence“Better sport and recreation facilities make it easier for Victorians to get active and lead healthy lifestyles.”“We’re providing clubs like Victoria Park Soccer Club, Corio Soccer Club and Box Hill United with support for really important projects that will make the world of difference for local communities.”Quote attributable Football Victoria chief executive Kimon Taliadoros“Football breaks down barriers and brings communities together – we’re delighted to see even more clubs able to meet community demand through the latest round of the World Game Facilities Fund.”As stated by Corio Soccer Club president Mario Gregorio“We are delighted to see the pavilion project progressing and extremely thankful for the support of our local member John Eren and the Victorian Government.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Andrews, AusPol, Australia, Bacchus Marsh, Bellarine, community, Government, infrastructure, Leopold, Millgrove, Newhaven, participants, President, Racecourse, Victoria, women, Yarra, Yarra Valleylast_img

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