Sport

Grant to provide glow-in-the-dark balls

By Benalla Ensign

Benalla Golf Club is one of five clubs in the Euroa electorate set to receive a share in more than $485000.

The funding is part of the latest round of the health promotion foundation VicHealth’s Active Club Grants, an initiative encouraging more Victorians to get active.

Benalla Golf Club president Norm Cook said receiving the $1600 grant would assist with the cost of glow-in-the-dark golf balls for night golfers.

‘‘We hope that this will encourage more people to take up golf and sport and become more active in the local community,’’ Mr Cook said.

State Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan has congratulated the five successful clubs, which will now have the funds to implement new sporting programs to benefit their communities.

‘‘The clubs play an incredibly important role in connecting people in their communities,’’ Ms Ryan said.

‘‘These grants will make a significant difference to local grassroots clubs and help more residents get involved in community sport and increase female participation.

‘‘Being part of a local sports club is a fantastic way for locals to engage with their community and embrace a healthier lifestyle.

‘‘The Active Club grants will help local sport clubs deliver more opportunities for everyone to get active no matter their age, gender or ability.

‘‘I look forward to seeing these clubs continue to thrive in our local communities and congratulate the successful grant applications.’’

Other clubs to be funded in the Euroa Electorate include the Colbinabbin Bowls Club Inc, the Longwood Football and Netball Club, the Moira Benalla Club and the Nagambie Bowls Club.

●For more information about VicHealths Active Club Grants including a full list of funded clubs, visit: www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub