Local clubs in Mansfield receive funding boost


State Liberal Member for Eildon Cindy McLeish has congratulated successful local sporting clubs in Mansfield that are set to benefit from the latest round of VicHealth grants.

“This is good news for these local clubs in Mansfield. VicHealth grants recognise the important role that sporting clubs play in rural and regional communities and in lifting the standard of physical activity amongst locals residents.”

As part of the latest round of funding Mansfield Bowls Club received $2,790 for new equipment; Mansfield District Soccer Club received $2,950 for portable goals and a goalie kit; and Mansfield Gymnastics Club received $2,742 for new floor mats. “In Victoria, half of all adults do not get enough exercise. As well as the physical benefits, research also shows that sport builds community pride and loyalty and offers people the chance to get involved, providing them with a positive sense of self-worth,” Ms McLeish said. “Regular physical activity not only protects against many illnesses, it also makes us mentally healthy, alert and resilient against the stresses of modern life.” “Sports and active recreation clubs in Mansfield are a great way for locals to get involved, meet new people and keep active for good health. We know from previous rounds these grants encourage community members to try a new activity, support them to join their local club or continue playing their favourite sport.” “Sporting clubs in small rural communities are facing increasing challenges in providing equipment for their members. This recently announced funding goes a long way and I know these clubs are very appreciative. Ms McLeish concluded saying that other local clubs and organisations are more than welcome to contact her about further opportunities for financial assistance.

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