- New lighting for Yarra Glen Football Netball Club will boost sports participation
- $100,000 in Victorian Coalition Government funding under the Country Football Netball Program
- Napthine Government building a more active Victoria
Yarra Glen sportsmen and women can look forward to more time playing the sports they love following today’s news of a $100,000 Victorian Coalition Government grant to install lighting at the sporting oval and netball courts at Yarra Glen Recreation Reserve.
Minister for Sport and Recreation Damian Drum today joined current member for Seymour and candidate for Eildon Cindy McLeish, along with members of the 360-strong Yarra Glen Football Netball Club at the reserve to announce the funding under the latest round of the Country Football Netball Program.
“The Napthine Government understands the importance of sporting clubs to the community and how they contribute to a more active Victoria. In so many places the sporting club is the backbone of a regional community, and the Coalition is proud to invest in projects that assist regional clubs,” Mr Drum said.
“When complete, the new lights will provide clubs like Yarra Glen with the opportunity to host twilight training and get greater use of the reserve.”
“That’s why we’re proud to partner with the AFL, AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria in this popular program that’s making a real difference to Victorian communities.”
The project will bring the playing areas up to the Australian standard for training.
Ms McLeish thanked funding partners Yarra Ranges Shire Council for securing the funding and its $35,000 towards the project, as well as $25,000 from the Yarra Glen Football Netball Club, and looked at the possibilities the new lighting will bring to Yarra Glen.
“By helping Yarra Glen Football Netball Club build quality infrastructure we’re not only ensuring better access for all in the region and boosting local sports participation, but it also opens up the possibility of Yarra Glen hosting bigger events and attracting new visitors to stimulate the local economy,” Ms McLeish said.
“The program is part of the Napthine Government’s commitment to build a better Victoria by investing in quality sporting infrastructure in regional and outer Melbourne communities,” Ms McLeish said.