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SPORT CLUBS IN SHEPPARTON DISTRICT RECEIVE FUNDING TO GET MORE PEOPLE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE

June 02, 2016

Sporting and recreation clubs across Shepparton District have received a share in almost $1 million in the latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants, to help get Victorians more physically active.

Independent Member for Shepparton District Suzanna Sheed said the grants, of up to $10,000 each, will make a significant difference to the local communities.

“Successful applicants can now put this money towards essential equipment and safety gear in a bid to encourage participation in physical activity.”

“Sports and active recreation clubs are a great way to find like-minded people in your local community and get the recommended two-and-a-half hours per week of moderate exercise for adults” 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.”

“We do have excellent opportunities to participate in a range of activities facilitated by both Greater Shepparton City Council and Moira Shire Council. The Activities in the Park program is just an example of this. With obesity continuing to be a very serious concern in our community it is pleasing to see our local clubs receiving grants such as this,” Ms Sheed said.

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

“Less than half of adult Australians are currently getting enough physical activity to benefit their health. Our goal at VicHealth is to get 300,000 more Victorians taking part in physical activity by 2023,” Ms Rechter said.

“In the last 10 years alone, VicHealth has provided more than $14 million to thousands of Victorian organisations through our Active Club Grants, providing more than one million club members with access safer and better-equipped clubs,” she said.

“Sports and recreation clubs in the Shepparton District are a great way for people to get more physically active, as well as make new friends. 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.”

Ms Sheed congratulated the following Clubs who were successful in their applications for funding through Round 2 of the VicHealth Active Club Grants 2015-16.

           

Mooroopna Bowls Club   Inc.

Greater Valley   Calisthenics Club

Lemnos Football &   Netball Club Inc.

Shepparton Junior   Soccer Association

Rumbalara Football   Netball Club

Mooroopna Junior   Football Club

Goulburn Valley Suns   Football Club Inc.

Nathalia Lawn Tennis   Club

Waaia Football   Netball Club Inc.

Bunbartha Pony Club   Incorporated

Picola United   Football Netball Club Inc.

Riding For The   Disabled Association Of Victoria - Shepparton Branch

For more information about VicHealth’s Active Clubs Grants, go to www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub

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Media contact:  Suzanna Sheed MP, P 0437 450 687

VicHealth media: Cimara Doutré, Senior Media Advisor P 03 9667 1319 E cdoutre@vichealth.vic.gov.au

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