Football Victoria has welcomed the news that VicHealth will be distributing funds to clubs and associations in Victoria, as they all continue to face the ongoing challenges related to COVID-19.
VicHealth’s latest round of Active Club Grant funding will see 16 Victorian football clubs and three associations being awarded a total of more than $65,000 in funding.
These grants are able to support grassroots clubs and to create new opportunities for the local community to get active, with Football Victoria encouraging more Victorians to get involved in the game.
VicHealth’s Active Club Grants continue to significantly add to the improvement of overall health in less active Victorians. The grants are designed to generate more opportunities for everyone to safely participate in sport. The particular focus is to include those people who may not have the same opportunities as others.
VicHealth targets all relevant areas of how Victorians can improve their health and wellbeing, including promoting healthy eating, encouraging regular physical activity, preventing tobacco use, preventing harm from alcohol and improving someone’s mental health.
Football Victoria has thanked VicHealth for their ongoing commitment and support to grassroots and congratulated each football club and association on becoming the latest recipients of VicHealth’s vital funds.
Unfortunately, club football activities have been postponed for at least six weeks as Victorian State Premier Daniel Andrews reimposed Stage 3 restrictions throughout metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire Council.
The restrictions came into effect at 11:59pm on Wednesday July 8 and activities such as matches, training, clinics and group practice must be halted in these sections of the state. Victorians can still do solitary exercise as one of just four reasons they should be leaving their home.
At this stage, football activities can continue away from the lockdown areas, but Football Victoria will closely monitor the situation to assess the next steps if the situation escalates.