The Talbot Football Netball Club has managed to bag $45,000 worth of grants in the past 12 months, and it is wasting no time in putting the money to good use.
After securing $19,000 for new change rooms and shade sails last year, the Hawks have since received $3000 for brand new netball equipment and a massive $23,000 to put in new oval fencing.
The $3000 boost to the club’s netball equipment came as part of VicHealth’s This Girl Can campaign which aims to increase female participation in sport.
The Bealiba Pony Club also received the same amount of money from VicHealth to help increase female participation.
Talbot’s fencing project has been funded by Sport Australia’s Community Sport infrastructure grant program, which has seen Talbot selected as one of 2000 Australian clubs to receive some much needed money.
Talbot president Darren Murrell said the money has been well received around the club, but admits that there are still a lot of projects on their “to-do list”.
“We’ve needed that done for a very long time, the fence itself dates back to World War II,” he said.
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