- Coalition funds Greenvale Field and Game Association land purchase
- Funding will give a permanent home for the sport in the region
- Napthine Government investing in regional sport for a more active Victoria
Victorian shooters can now practice a wider range of skills following today’s announcement of funding towards land purchase and facility upgrades at the Greenvale Field and Game Association at Willowmavin by Minister for Sport and Recreation Damian Drum and Nationals candidate for Euroa Steph Ryan.
The funding is part of the Victorian Shooting Sports Facilities Program (SSFP), helping shooting sports clubs and associations build the capacity of the sport and increase participation throughout the state.
“Shooting is a sport that Victorians of all ages can get involved with, progressing right up to Olympic Games level,” Mr Drum said.
“This upgraded facility will be a home for the sport from beginner to elite levels and secures the future of the sport in the region.”
“The accessibility of the sport was highlighted when 24 year-old Laetisha Scanlon won her second consecutive Commonwealth Games Gold medal in Glasgow earlier this year, more young competitors and females are taking up the sport and the new facility will assist in catering for that growth.”
The funding will contribute to securing the association’s tenure by enabling Field and Game Australia to purchase the land, with the final figure based on the valuer general’s valuation of the land.
$17,114 will contribute to clay target traps to support the “Come and Try Day” program to increase youth participation, as well as insulate, reline and provide sliding doors to the existing clubhouse to improve the general amenity.
Ms Ryan said that the assistance with the purchase of the facility would have many benefits for the region.
“This funding means the sport in Victoria now has a true home forever and can plan to grow the sport rather than worry about where it’s future lies,” Ms Ryan said.
“It’s a boost for the Greenvale association as well, but just as importantly it’s an economic boost for the local region with people travelling to Willowmavin to compete.”
Over the past four years the Victorian Coalition Government has invested more than $141 million across a range of programs in more than 885 community sports facility projects like these, resulting in almost $600 million of new local sporting infrastructure for Victorians.
For more information about the SSFP and other community sporting facility funding programs on offer, please visit www.sport.vic.gov.au