Community Sport – Members Statement

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Like many people, I love community sport. I know how important it is for building safer, stronger and healthy communities. Local clubs, leagues and associations have been hit hard by the coronavirus restrictions, and that is why the Andrews Labor government has established the Community Sports Sector Short-term Survival Package. The $1000 grants will make it that little bit easier for clubs to start to train again and head back to courts, ovals, pitches, greens, tracks and fields across Victoria. I am pleased that the following clubs in the electorate of Wendouree have been successful in securing $1000 grants: the Ballarat Bowling Club, the Ballarat City Football Club , the Ballarat football club, the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club, Ballarat Gymsports, Ballarat North Bowling Club, Ballarat Pony Club, Ballarat/Redan Cricket Club, Ballarat Royals Baseball Club, Ballarat Women’s Cricket Club, Brown Hill Cricket Club, City Oval Bowling Club, Drummo Dragons Basketball Club, Forest Rangers soccer club, Midlands Golf Club, North Ballarat Football Club and Sports Club, Victoria Bowling Club, Western Croquet Club, Webbcona Bowls Club, Wendouree Cricket Club and Wendouree Ballarat Rowing Club. Further announcements are still to be made, and I look forward to informing the successful clubs. Sports club are the hub of community life, and that is why I am so looking forward to the resumption of training and competition over the next month. Game on.