Labor government helps Saints go marching in

The Andrews Labor Government is giving local sporting clubs in Bentleigh the tools and resources they needs to grow.

Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos, today announced that six clubs in the Bentleigh electorate will be among more than 300 across the state sharing in more than $419,000 funding from the Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program.

The Cheltenham Junior Football Club, Bentleigh Cricket Club, Glen Eira McKinnon Bowls Club, Glen Eira Moorabbin Softball Association, Southern United Hockey Club, and Cycling Junior Development Team have been collectively awarded more than $10,000 in grants for new equipment, uniforms, and projects. It means more opportunity and better resources for players, coaches and volunteers.

The Labor Government is helping community clubs provide an environment where families connect, kids strive to be the best they can be and beginners become stars.

The Labor Government is committed to making community sport part of the lives of all Victorians, and the Sporting Club Grants Program does just that. Sporting clubs are the lifeblood of our suburbs and towns, where kids learn valuable life lessons and enjoy great moments.

Victoria is the sporting state, and the Labor Government wants us to stay that way. The Sporting Club Grants Program is just one of the Government’s initiatives that keep kids happy and healthy, communities active, and local clubs strong.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos

“The Bentleigh community just loves its sport. We’re committed to giving our emerging crop of stars the best chance of becoming champions.”

“Our clubs aim for the skies. With new equipment and improved resources, there’s no telling what they can achieve.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport, John Eren

“The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving our hardworking clubs the skills and resources they need to grow.”

“We want sport to be part of the lives of all Victorians, because it means happier communities and a healthier state.”

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