The Eskdale Netball Club will open more doors for locals to get active and play netball with two new netball courts in Eskdale thanks to Andrews Labor Government funding.

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced that the club and entire Mitta Valley community was a big winner from the Andrews Labor Government’s Country Football and Netball Program.

The Eskdale Netball Club will benefit from $100,000 in funding to build two new netball courts. This means the club can grow their ranks and boost participation.

Labor is getting on with giving all Victorians – no matter where they live – better access to the modern, safe and inclusive sport facilities they deserve.

Our Country Football and Netball Program is replacing and upgrading ageing grounds and facilities for football and netball clubs across regional Victoria so they can meet growing demand and welcome even more members.

Labor is listening to netball teams in Eskdale who say they can offer more opportunities for people to play netball, but they need more courts for more games and training.

These new netball courts will provide more space for people to come together to get more active and involved in their community.

“This is a big win for netball in Mitta Valley – giving locals around the region the chance to get on a court, when they want, close to home,” Ms Symes said.

“Netball is more popular than ever, but we need more courts in Eskdale to keep up with demand.

“Local clubs have been crying out for more courts and Labor is fixing that.

“Labor promised to build more netball courts and we’re delivering.”

Grassroots football and netball competitions are booming, with more than 350 new female footy teams across the nation and more than 300,000 people playing netball in Victoria.

Labor first started the Country Football and Netball Program in 2005, and since, the program has delivered projects right across country Victoria.