State Government helps sporting clubs reach for the skies

BOTH the Mansfield and District Junior Cricket Association and the Mansfield Clay Target Club will receive grants of $1000 for equipment as part of the government’s Sporting Club Grants Program. The State Government is giving more than 20 northern Victoria sporting clubs the tools and resources it needs to grow. Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) last week announced more than 20 sporting clubs in country Victoria out of more than 300 across the state would share in more than $419,000 funding from the Victorian Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program. “With new equipment and improved resources, I am sure these country Victoria clubs will continue to prosper and attract new and upcoming talent,” Ms Symes said. “The government understands the importance of community sporting clubs, it is where families connect, kids strive to be the best they can be and beginners become stars. “Country Victoria loves its sport and the government is committed to giving our emerging crop of stars the best chance of becoming champions.” Ms Symes said the Victorian Government is committed to making community sport part of the lives of all Victorians, and the Sporting Club Grants Program does just that. “Sporting clubs, particularly in our country towns are the lifeblood of our suburbs and towns, where kids learn valuable life lessons and enjoy great moments,” Ms Symes said. “The Sporting Club Grants Program is just one of the government’s initiatives that keep kids happy and healthy, communities active and local clubs strong.”