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Friday, 17 November 2017

The Elmore Football Netball Club will be kicking more goals and growing its ranks with $100,000 in funding from the Andrews Labor Government to upgrade the oval lighting at Elmore Recreation Reserve. 

Having the lights upgraded to a minimum average of 100 lux across the ground means that the players of Elmore can get on the field when they want, day or night, and stay healthy and active.

Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan today announced that Elmore Football Netball Club was among 23 sports facilities across Victoria to share in more than $2 million from the latest round of the Country Football and Netball Program.

The Labor Government is getting on with giving all Victorians – no matter where they live – better access to the modern and inclusive facilities they deserve. 

Labor first started the Country Football and Netball Program in 2005, and since, a total of over 400 projects have shared in $22 million of funding through the program.

This program replaces and upgrades ageing grounds and facilities for football and netball clubs across regional Victoria so they can meet growing demand and welcome even more members.

The 2016/17 Victorian Budget delivered a further $60 million boost to build new and upgrade existing sporting facilities across the state and keep our reputation as the nation’s sporting capital. This included another $8 million boost for the Country Football and Netball Program.   

The successful application for the funding was submitted by the City of Great Bendigo who are contributing $207,000 to the project. The Elmore Football Netball Club are also contributing $32,000 towards the upgrade.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan

"We're proud to be investing $100,000 to upgrade the lighting of the oval at the Elmore Recreation Reserve - so our local players have access to the safe, modern facilities they truly deserve."

“Regional clubs have bred some of our greatest sporting champions – and we’re giving them the facilities they need to continue this tradition.”   

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