Funding helps increase healthy options at WA sport clubs

  • 24 Western Australian sporting clubs have been awarded funding to create healthy clubs
  • Funding received through Healthway’s Summer Healthy Sporting Club Program
  • The McGowan Government, through Healthway’s Summer Healthy Sporting Club Program, has awarded more than $75,000 to 24 sports clubs from across the State.

    Summer sports clubs received up to $4,000 in funding to help build healthy club environments and improve knowledge and awareness of healthy eating and drinking.

    The clubs will now work with Healthway and the Western Australian School Canteen Association to increase healthy food and drink options at club-run canteens or kiosks.

    The funding will also go towards purchasing equipment so clubs can improve their ability to offer healthy food and drinks and assist staff to complete training to gain a better understanding of healthier options.

    Since the program began in 2019, approximately 220 Healthy Sporting Club Grants have been awarded, providing approximately $750,000 in grants to clubs across the State.

    Applications for the Winter Healthy Sporting Club Program will open in February 2022. For more information visit https://www.healthway.wa.gov.au

    As stated by Health Minister Roger Cook:

    “Congratulations to all the sporting clubs that have received funding in the Summer Healthy Sporting Program.

    “Sports clubs not only provide physical, mental and social benefits, but are ideally placed to promote healthy food and drink.

    “These grants will help clubs make the small changes needed to influence healthier lifestyles in our communities.”

    Successful clubFunding amount
    Alkimos Ball Club Inc$3,558
    Boyup Brook Tennis Club Inc$3,450
    Bunbury & Districts Hockey Stadium Inc$3,999
    Esperance Goldfields Surf Life Saving Club$4,000
    Fremantle Surf Lifesaving Club Inc$2,311
    Geraldton Netball Association Inc$3,245
    Hills Night Hockey Association$4,000
    Mirrabooka Squash Club Inc$2,028
    Morley Eagles Baseball Club Inc – Tee Ball$3,740
    Mount Walker Sports Club Inc$3,925
    Mounts Bay Sailing Club$3,985
    Nickol Junior Soccer Club Inc$3,752
    Northam Swimming Club Inc$1,300
    Onslow Park Tennis Club$3,959
    Pearl Coast Gymnastics Club Broome Inc$2,100
    Quinns Rocks Sports Club Inc$2,670
    Rockingham City FC Inc$3,863
    Secret Harbour Pirates District Tee Ball and Baseball Association Inc$2,800
    South Mandurah Cricket Club Inc$500
    Swan Valley Sporting and Community Club Inc$4,000
    Tom Price Tennis Club Inc$770
    Warnbro Strikers Junior Soccer Club$3,350
    Wembley Districts Junior Cricket Club Inc$4,000
    Williams Football Club Inc$4,000
    Total$75,305

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