Member for Mornington David Morris MP has welcomed grants from VicHealth for the Mornington Junior Football Club and the Mount Eliza Bowling Club. These local clubs will receive a share in more than $500,000 in funding as part of the latest round of health promotion foundation VicHealth’s Active Club Grants, an initiative to encourage more Victorians to get physically active.
These grants will lead to the establishment of a Junior Female Football Team within the Mornington Junior Football Club for 8-12 years old girls. This team would be competing in the Frankston and District Junior Football League. The Mount Eliza Bowling Club will use the grant to re-establish a ‘Community Bowls Challenge’, a six week night competition in summer for non bowlers, utilising modified rules and scoring systems and allowing teams to vary in size and participants each week.
“The combined total of the grants, $5,096, will allow these clubs to deliver a wider range of opportunities for all members of the community to get active, regardless of ability” Mr Morris said.
VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said “the grants will help more Mornington residents to make physical activity part of their day-to-day life.”
Each financial year there are two opportunities for eligible clubs to apply for an Active Club Grant. The next round of applications opens Monday 21 August 2017 and closes Friday 22 September 2017.
“I encourage all local sporting clubs to apply for the grant” Mr Morris said.