Sporting clubs cash in

By Riverine Herald

SIX clubs in Campaspe are among 512 grassroots sports clubs across the state sharing $815,000 in grants to boost equipment, skills and administration expertise.

The State Government 2018-19 Sporting Club Grants Program provides clubs up to $1000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $2000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers and up to $5000 to improve operational effectiveness.

The successful clubs include:

■ Echuca Moama Hockey Club;

■ Echuca South Cricket Club;

■ Echuca Football & Netball Club;

■ Rochester and District Horse and Pony Club;

■ Kyabram Football and Netball Club; and

■ Girgarre Cricket Club.

The program aims to make sport more accessible and inclusive, increase local participation, stimulate local economies, and build sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities.