The Ferntree Gully Eagles Football Netball Club will soon be enjoying modern sports facilities thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region today announced that the Eagles in Ferntree Gully were one of the grant recipients in the new round of the Labor Government’s $180 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.

They will receive $100,000 for the $200,000 project from the State Government, to benefit the 500+ participants at the Ferntree Gully Junior Football Club by providing lighting for training and competition.

Victorian sports clubs are the lifeblood of our communities and they deserve modern, accessible and safe facilities – the Labor Government is delivering those facilities through its Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.

The fund is developing new sport and active recreation facilities, rejuvenating tired grounds, and ageing clubrooms across the state.

In this round of the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund, over 90 projects will be supported across Victoria thanks to a $60 million boost from the Victorian Budget 2018/19.

Its part of our commitment to promoting sports and active recreation and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active.

Across Victoria we have already invested $420 million in community sport and recreation facilities and added a more than half a billion dollars in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to support sport across all levels.

Mr Leane acknowledged The Ferntree Gully Eagles Football Netball club, Knox City Council and AFL Victoria for their commitment and financial contribution to the project.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane

“Congratulations to Ferntree Gully Eagles – this boost will go a long way to supporting the growing number of people in Ferntree Gully keen to get involved in local sport and recreation.“

“It’s a great example of how we’re making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for all Victorians.”

The Andrews Labor Government is giving local communities the facilities they need so more locals can play the sports they love.”