Floor curling boost in Ballarat

A new sport is taking off in Ballarat with some financial help from the Andrews Labor Government.

The Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today visited Ballarat Badminton Stadium to announce a $5,000 grant for all abilities floor curling.

Floor Curling is a modified version of the Olympic sport of curling with one major difference – no ice!

It is a sport designed for people of all abilities, including those with a disability.

In just a few short weeks, floor curling is already attracting participants from across Ballarat, including the young and old and a number of clients from McCallum Disability Services.

The grant of $5,000 was made under the Sporting Club Grants Program to facilitate the new venture.

This grants program provides funding to successful Victorian sporting clubs under a range of categories. Some clubs focus on new equipment or uniforms, others on upskilling coaches, officials, admin staff and management committees. Others apply for assistance to improve their operational effectiveness.

Ms Addison said Victorian Government provides the grants to empower clubs to do what they do best.

“What is particularly special abut Ballarat Badminton’s new all abilities venture is that it’s a step towards creating a more accessible world. It reminds us that sport and active recreation isn’t just for elite athletes it’s for everyone in our community,” Ms Addison said.

For more information on floor curling contact Ballarat Badminton Association on 5339-4601.


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