Sports clubs share in COVID-19 survival package funds

Hayden, Georgia and Anna Bartlett are three Maryborough Tennis Centre members who are happy to hear about the clubʼs successful grant application to keep things running while coronavirus restrictions are in place.

Six Central Goldfields Shire sporting clubs have secured a helping hand to get back on their feet after COVID-19 restrictions put sport on the back burner with a one-off $1000 bonus.

The first of the State Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package grants were announced recently as part of the $40 million community sport package aimed to keep grassroots sport afloat after a tough coronavirus hiatus.

Bealiba and District Pony Club, Dunolly Bowling Club, Maryborough and District Triathlon Club, Maryborough Cricket Club, Maryborough Tennis Centre and the Maryborough Little Athletics Centre were the first local successful applicants.

In announcing the six recipients, Labor member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford said the return of community sport is an important part of getting back to normal.

“Ensuring community sport and active recreation organisations survive this crisis and come back better than ever is critical to our economic and social recovery and to our community’s physical and mental wellbeing,” she said.

For more on this story see Page 19 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, June 23

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