DELIVERING FOR COUNTRY FOOTBALL AND NETBALL CLUBS

More Victorians will be enjoying upgraded sport facilities thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in country football and netball clubs.

Crib Point Recreation Reserve Oval is one of 17 projects that is receiving funding in the latest round of Country Football and Netball Program grants.

Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett today confirmed that the funding will deliver the demolition of the current oval at Crib Point Recreation Reserve and the construction of a new oval.

The Labor Government launched the Country Football and Netball Program in 2005, and since then the Program has supported more than 500 projects valued at over $100 million.

The program is a partnership with the AFL, AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria and recognises that everybody deserves access to quality facilities, no matter where they live.

The program backs clubs that often serve as the heartbeat of their country and outer-metropolitan communities, allowing them to replace and upgrades facilities so they can grow their sport and best meet the needs of local people.

Grants from the latest round support upgrades including ground resurfacing, irrigation, lighting and new netball courts and pavilions.

Support for local clubs is part of the Government’s commitment to community sport and active recreation, gender equality, and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active.

Across Victoria, the Government has invested more than $850 million in community sport and recreation facilities since 2014.

Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett acknowledged Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and Crib Point Football Netball Club for their contribution to the project.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett

“Footy and netball clubs are the heart and soul of Crib Point and we’re proud to help out with funding for this important project.”

“We want to encourage people to be active and healthy and engaged with their community – grassroots football and netball clubs play such an important role in this regard.”