Grassroots sports clubs in Maroondah are getting the equipment, skills and expertise they need to grow and be more competitive.

Shaun Leane MP today announced 16 clubs in Maroondah would benefit from the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program.

The Sporting Club Grants Program is helping more people of all ages and abilities in Knox to get involved in grassroots sports and get active.

There are grants for new modern uniforms and equipment, along with grants providing training programs for coaches, officials and volunteers.

Clubs in Maroondah that received grants are,

  • Ringwood Diving Club, Kinder Gym at Aquanation, $4,112
  • Heathmont Hornets Basketball Club, Coaching Skills Development Program, $2,000
  • Kirinari Kayak Club, Instructor Training, $2,000
  • Heathmont Football Club, Uniforms, $1,000
  • Glen Park Community Centre, Equipment, $750
  • Warranwood Cricket Club, Equipment, $1,000
  • Croydon Football Club, Equipment, $1,000
  • Croydon Ranges Soccer Club, Uniforms, $1,000
  • Eastfield Cricket Club, Equipment, $994
  • Maroondah United Football Club, Uniforms, $1,000
  • Ringwood and Districts Cricket Association, Uniforms, $1,000
  • Eastern Sirens Synchronized Swimming, Uniforms, $1,000
  • Norwood Cricket Club, Equipment, $1,000
  • Ringwood Croquet Club, Equipment, $675
  • South Croydon Cricket Club, Equipment, $1,000
  • Heatherdale Cricket Club, Uniforms, $1,000

The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Labor Government’s strategy to make sport more accessible and inclusive, support clubs and volunteers and boost participation at the grassroots level.

This comes on top of the Labor Government’s $120 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund which is upgrading tired grounds and ageing pavilions, and building female-friendly change rooms across the state.

Quotes attributable to the Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane

“We’re giving grassroots sports clubs in Maroondah the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.”

“Here in Maroondah, we are proud of our clubs and the vital role they play in bringing together our community.”