The Croquet section of the Queenscliff Bowling, Tennis and Croquet Club has received a Vic Health “Active Club” Grant of $2459 to purchase two sets of croquet hoops, the Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today announced.

Ms Neville said that the Queenscliff Croquet Club is a great club, well managed by their committee headed by President Gayle Stocke, Aad I would encourage any local who is looking for a sport to get involved in to definitely give croquet a try.

I know the Queenscliff Club would provide you a warm welcome and introduction to the game, Ms Neville said.

Ms Neville said the grant was part of a nearly $1million VicHealth funding round that is aimed at getting Victorians more physically active.

In the last 10 years the State Government, through Vic Health, have provided more than $14 million to thousands of clubs across Victoria, including many here on the Bellarine Ms Neville said.

Less than half of adult Australians are currently getting enough physical activity and so the goal of Vic Health is to get 300,000 more Victorians taking part in physical activity by 2023, Ms Neville said.

And I congratulate the Queenscliffe Croquet Club in playing a part in this by growing its membership to 46 players, an increase of around 30 % over the last few years, Ms Neville concluded.