Funding Boosts Local Sports Clubs in Ovens Valley

25 June 2019

It will now be easier for Victorians living in the Ovens Valley electorate to get active thanks to four local sporting clubs sharing in over $750,000 in funding from VicHealth.

This funding will support local sports clubs to create more opportunities for women and girls to get active by offering new female teams or programs and providing equipment to ensure clubs can grow with their community.

The grants will also support clubs to introduce social, flexible and accessible sports programs to empower more people in the community to give sport a go regardless of their ability, gender or cultural background.

Building on the success of VicHealth’s This Girl Can – Victoria campaign, 61 clubs across Victoria will also receive funding to promote the campaign as part of a state-wide movement to get more women active.

Nationals Member for Ovens Tim McCurdy said it was fantastic there would now be more activities, teams and opportunities for the community to get involved in sport.

Active Club Grants will help create more opportunities for people of all ages, genders and abilities to get active and enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle,” Mr McCurdy said.

“Taking part in community sport is a great way to make new friends and get active with others while also improving your own health and wellbeing. I encourage everyone in the Ovens Valley to look at what opportunities are available for them to get involved.

“I welcome this latest round of funding, a total of $10,375 for Ovens Valley, to make getting active easier for everyone, while supporting the clubs and associations that contribute so much to our great community.”

VicHealth Acting CEO, Dr Lyn Roberts AO, said Active Club Grants have supported hundreds of clubs across Victoria to get more people in their community moving in new ways.

“We’re thrilled to be able to support local sporting clubs in Ovens Valley to provide more opportunities for the community to get active through a sport they enjoy,” Dr Roberts said.

“The success of our This Girl Can – Victoria campaign shows that women and girls, as well as disadvantaged and less active groups, want to get active and socialise.

“These grants will help get more Victorians in the Ovens Valley into the game by offering modified or social versions of traditional sport where your age, ability, background, lifestyle or gender isn’t a barrier to taking part.”

Local clubs funded in the Ovens Valley include:

Organization Name Grant Amount This Girl Can - Supporter funding (additional $2,000) Program Summary Suburb of Service Delivery
Cobram Roar Football Club $3,000 Yes

Cobram Roar Football Club is adding new female soccer teams that will cater for women and girls with a variety of skill levels. The club will also promote the This Girl Can Victoria campaign at their club as part of a state-wide movement to get more women active.


North East Roller Derby  $1,710  

North East Roller Derby is introducing Skate Victoria's Quad Fit program, a skate fitness program for women, including new skaters, recreational skaters or those returning to roller sport from injury.


Wangaratta Junior Magpies Football Club $3,000  

Wangaratta Junior Magpies Football Club is offering opportunities for girls to play junior football, and will provide fit-for-purpose playing jumpers to minimise the fear of judgement.


Yarrawonga Mulwala Table Tennis Association $2,665   Yarrawonga Mulwala Table Tennis Association is introducing the Women in Table Tennis program, a social coaching program offered to older females or school age girls. Yarrawonga


For more information about VicHealth’s Active Clubs Grants including a full list of funded clubs, go to


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