There are more opportunities for people living In Monbulk to get active and healthy with one local sporting club sharing in over $737,000 in funding from VicHealth for sports clubs across the state.

The South Belgrave Junior Football Club has received a grant of $2,963 to be used for equipment, promotion and marketing. South Belgrave Junior Football Club is introducing two more new football teams which is building on the 100 girls already playing within the club.

Through VicHealth’s funding, local sports clubs have created more opportunities for women and girls to get active by offering new female teams or programs, and providing facilities and 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, 50 clubs across Victoria will also receive funding to promote active lifestyles as part of a state-wide movement to get more women active.

State Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP is excited to see more activities, teams and opportunities for less active people in the community to get involved in sport.

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

Quotes attributable to Member for Monbulk James Merlino

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

“Being involved in community sport is a great outlet for everyone, where you can make new friends and improve your own health and wellbeing. There are great opportunities for people in Monbulk to join a local club and get active.

“Local clubs and associations contribute play such an important role in our community, I’m proud to support this funding to help them provide great opportunities for the people of Monbulk to get involved.”

VicHealth CEO Dr Sandro Demaio 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 sport clubs in Monbulk to provide more opportunities for the community to get active through a sport they enjoy,” Dr Demaio said.

“Our This Girl Can – Victoria campaign has been hugely successful at showing that women and girls, as well as a wide variety of people from different backgrounds, want to be active and live healthy lives.

“Through these grants, more Victorians in Monbulk can participate in modified or social versions of traditional sport where your age, ability, background, lifestyle or gender isn’t a barrier to taking part.”


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