BELLARINE BASKETBALL GIVEN A FINANCIAL BOOST TO CHANGE THE GAME

The Bellarine Peninsula Basketball Association is one of 23 community sporting organisations across the state set to benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s Change Our Game Community Activation Grants.

Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville welcomed the announcement, and congratulated the Bellarine Peninsula Basketball Association on its successful bid.

The Change Our Game Community Activation Grants are designed to support community sport and active recreation organisations to deliver events and forums that celebrate the role of women and girls and further gender equality at the local level.

The Bellarine Peninsula Basketball Association will use the grant for the “Girls got Game Celebration” which recognises the achievements of Bellarine’s state and national performing athletes and to also celebrate the launch of the inaugural Country Basketball League Bellarine womens team.

It’s recognised that sport is a major driver in creating cultural and social change. Programs such as the Change Our Game Community Activation Grants provide ongoing opportunities and level the playing field for women and girls across all levels.

The application process involved community sporting organisations outlining how they would empower their local community, celebrate achievements of women and girls, and support cultural change toward gender equality.

The grants are part of the Labor Government’s $241.6 million commitment to level the playing field for women and girls in sport and recreation.

Quote attributable to Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville

“Sporting clubs play a huge role in shaping community values, addressing cultural change, and enriching our community.”

“It’s important we’re able to provide opportunities for women and girls throughout the Bellarine looking to take on leadership positions and give back to our community.”