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Local clubs in the Shepparton District receive funding boost

June 05, 2015

Many sports and active recreation clubs across the Shepparton District will benefit from funding as part of the second round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program.

 Suzanna Sheed MP said the grants, of up to $3,000 each, aim to increase physical activity by making it easier for clubs to reach out to new participants and fund items or equipment that help them to improve safety.

 “In Victoria, half of all adults do not get enough exercise. As well as the physical benefits, sport builds community pride and loyalty and offers people the chance to get involved, providing them with a positive sense of self-worth,” Ms Sheed said.

 “Regular physical activity not only protects against many illnesses, it also makes us mentally healthy, alert and resilient against the stresses of modern life.”



Katandra Football Netball Club will use its grant to update equipment including netball games bibs, footballs and netballs and first aid kits.

 “We’re very grateful,” club volunteer and member Tamara McLarty said.

 “We’re a family club and this grant will enable our club to keep memberships costs to a minimal fee.  This will help retain our current members and help attract new members, making football and netball an accessible sport to participate in for people in our community.”

“And it takes the pressure off our volunteers, because they’re working really hard behind the scenes to contribute to the club and the community.”

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said it was good to continue to support local sporting organisations. 

“VicHealth is committed to tackling the tough issues – in particular the rising obesity levels in Victoria. To help combat this, we want to make physical activity participation part of everyday living, active recreation and organised sport. During 2014-15, VicHealth ran two rounds of Active Club Grants, which saw a combined total of 566 clubs across Victoria share in over $1.3 million in grants,” she said.

“Sports and active recreation clubs in the Shepparton District are a great way for locals to get involved, meet new people and keep active for good health. We know from previous rounds these grants encourage community members to try a new activity, support them to join their local club or continue playing their favourite sport.”


Organisation name


1st Baulkamaugh Scout Group


Goulburn Valley Squash Club


Katandra Football/Netball Club


Katunga Football Netball Club


Numurkah Croquet Club Inc


Shepparton Adult Riding Club Inc


Shepparton Notre Junior Football   Club


Shepparton United Soccer Club


Strathmerton Bowling Club


Tallygaroopna Football/Netball   Club


Toolamba Cricket Club


Toolamba Junior Soccer





For more information about VicHealth’s Active Clubs Grants, go to

Click here for a pdf

5 June 2015

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