December 4, 2015

LABOR GOVERNMENT HELPING DRYSDALE SOCCER CLUB REACH FOR THE SKIES

The Andrews Labor Government is giving the Drysdale Soccer Club the tools and resources it needs to grow.

Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville today announced Drysdale Soccer Club is one of more than 300 clubs across the state sharing in more than $419,000 funding from the Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program.

The Drysdale Soccer Club has been awarded a $1,000 grant for equipment. It means more opportunities for players, coaches and volunteers.

The Labor Government is helping community clubs provide an environment where families connect, kids strive to be the best they can be and beginners become stars.

The Labor Government is committed to making community sport part of the lives of all Victorians, and the Sporting Club Grants Program does just that. Sporting clubs are the lifeblood of our suburbs and towns, where kids learn valuable life lessons and enjoy great moments.

Victoria is the sporting state, and the Labor Government wants us to stay that way. The Sporting Club Grants Program is just one of the Government’s initiatives that keeps kids happy and healthy, communities active and local clubs strong.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville:

“The Drysdale Soccer Club community just loves its sport. We’re committed to giving our emerging crop of stars the best chance of becoming champions.”

“Our clubs aim for the skies. With new equipment and improved resources, there’s no telling what they can achieve.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport, John Eren:

“The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving our hardworking clubs the skills and resources they need to grow.”

“We want sport to be part of the lives of all Victorians, because it means happier communities and a healthier state.”

MEDIA CONTACT:  Electorate Office: 03 5248 3462

Email: lisa.neville@parliament.vic.gov.au