Country footy and netball set for big wins in 2022

More country football and netball clubs are in for a big score with upgrades to ovals, pavilions and courts on the way thanks to the Victorian Government.

Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence visited Anakie to announce more $197,000 towards a new netball court at Anakie Recreation Reserve and Werribee to also announce $200,000 for Wyndham City Council to install new oval lighting at Galvin Park home of the Werribee Centrals ‘Centurions’ Football and Netball Club.

The two upgrades are among 14 new projects to share in more than $2.3 million in funding from the 2021-22 Country Football and Netball Program.

The program is a partnership with Netball Victoria, the Australian Football League, and AFL Victoria and was established in 2005 to help netball and football clubs across the state to meet growing demand. So far, the program has delivered more than $34.5 million to support more than 550 projects.

Other successful grants in this round include $191,000 to East Gippsland Shire Council to install a new LED Sports Lighting at Lindenow Football Netball Club and $200,000 to Golden Plains Shire Council to redevelop Linton Oval.

Better sport and recreation facilities make it easier for players, coaches, umpires and supporters of all abilities to get involved in local sport and lead healthy and active lifestyles.

The Victorian Government has invested more than $1.1 billion in community sports infrastructure since 2014.

Source: Vic Government