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2013 Sportscover Sponsorship Fund Grants

There were 2 rounds of applications available in 2013, with grants of US$750 (or AUD$750, GBP £500, €600 - or local equivalent) awarded each round.

Round 1: 1st June – 15th July

Round 2: 1st August – 15th October

2013 - Round 2 Recipients

Gidgegannup Equestrian Association, Gidgegannup, Western Australia.

The GEA caters to all levels of adult riders and disciplines. They offer a safe and supportive environment amoung like-minded people to further their equestrian pursuits, whether for pleasure or competition.

The grant will assist with the purchase upgrading their equipment trailers.

Upper Ferntree Gully Junior Football Club, Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia.

The Upper Ferntree Gully JFC aims to provide local community with a family friendly atmosphere. It aims to be the club of choice in the Eastern Football Leagueby ensuring all members uphold club values.

The grant will assist with the purchase of new helmets for the teams.

Limerick Celtics, Limerick, Ireland.

The Limetick Celtics Basetball Club aims to promote and support all of their basketball teams by focussing on improvement and enhancing their players' skills in a safe environment of sportsmanship and teamwork.

The grant will assist with the purchase of new Coaching and playing equipment their club.

Yarra Ariels Netball (Victorian Churches Netball Association), Ringwood, Victoria, Australia.

The Yarra Ariels Netball Club aims to provide as many players as possible with the opportunity to play representative netball, to develop them to their highest potential and to provide a pathway for them to achieve at the elite level.

The grant will assist with the purchase of equipment including new training & match day balls and bib sets.

Lake Macquarie Rowing Club,Valentine, NSW, Australia.

Lake Macquarie Rowing Club is a community, not-for-profit rowing club, promoting the sport of rowing and fitness within their local community, district association, and Rowing NSW.

The grant will assist with the funding costs associated with achieving and maintaining Rowing NSW-approved coaching courses and NSW Boat Licences.

South City Chiefs Junior Gridiron Club,Seacombe Heights, South Australia.

South City Chiefs Junior Gridiron Club aims to provide path ways from grass roots Gridiron competition to Senior / State / National / International representation.

The grant will assist with the purchase of new Uniforms for their Junior Program.

Blackburn Thunder Ladies Ice Hockey Club, Middleton, Manchester, England.

The Blackburn Thunder Ladies Ice Hockey Club has existed for 17 years. This grant will assist the team with the purchase of ice time and team kit.

Round 1 Recipients

Kilkerrin United, Kilkerrin, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Ireland.

Kilkerrin United is a club that focusses on promoting discipline, fair play and sportsmanship through the enjoyment of participating in soccer in a safe and friendly environment. The club aims to provide a social outlet for people of all ages through participation in sporting activity.

The grant will assist with the purchase of floodlighting for their training pitch. At present, the club is struggling to cater for the number of teams they have and therefore require floodlights so as to maximise use of our existing facilities particurarly during winter months.

Bexley Volleyball Club, Burnt Ash Hill, London, England.

The Bexley Volleyball Club provides high quality coaching and playing opportunities for young people and adults, new or returning to the game. The club aims to enthuse new players to enjoy participating in the sport and to develop a desire to become the coaches and club leaders of the future.

The grant will be used to purchase a range of different weight volleyballs and specialist coaching equipment. This will enable the club to provide appropriate weight and size equipment to match a persons age, ability and disability, thus ensuring they have a very positive experience of the sport.

Greensborough Hockey Club, Greensborough, Victoria, Australia

The Greensborough Hockey Club is one of the largest clubs in metropolitan Melbourne, fielding 38 teams and expecting to grow to 50 team by 2016. The club strives to create a hockey club that is inclusive, provides the opportunity and environment for hockey excellence through player development, and measures its success through achievement at all levels of capability.

This grant will be used to assist with the purchase of goal keeping equipment for Under 8 and Under 10 kids to try out and use (which is valued at around $500 per set).

Inverleigh Bowls Club, Inverleigh, Victoria, Australia.

This club provides a facility that is fun, friendly, enjoyable and hospitable to all people, both members and visitors. This grant will help provide a comprehensive First Aid Kit in the Club Rooms. These club rooms are also shared with the Netball Club.

Penrith Baseball Club, Penrith, NSW, Australia.

Penrith Baseball Club provides the opportunity to play teeball & baseball to everyone regardless of their cultural background, religion, gender or ability. The club aims to increase participation numbers in baseball. They have been focussed on updating our equipment over the past 3 years to provide their members with the best possible equipment to provide the best playing experience. This grant will be used to upgrade the equipment bags used to carry the playing equipment to and from games/training to ensure their volunteer coaches have the appropriate resources to properly teach our sport to their members.

Sutherland Shire Water Polo Association, Croyden, NSW, Australia.

Sutherland Shire Water Polo has 4 main objectives: 1. To further the sport of water polo in the Sutherland Shire. 2. To be a community-run organisation, bringing together volunteers to deliver water polo in a fun, inclusive and safe manner to our players. 3. To bring together individuals of all ages and skill levels, and to promote teamwork, good sportsmanship and respect. 4. To innovate for community sport through the use of technology.

This grant will assist the Association in providing a well-rounded training and development program for their referees for the upcoming season and to improve their competition through the purchase of a poolside lighting system to assist safety and visibility for our night-time competition.

Hallett Cove Little Athletics Centre, Brighton, South Australia, Australia.

The Centre's aim is to develop children of all abilities by promoting positive attitudes and a healthy lifestyle through family and community involvement in athletic activities. The centre recognises that children vary widely in shape, size and athletic ability. Through playing for life philosophy, they seek to include children of all abilities to engage in physical activity and improve health and wellbeing.

The funding will assist the club with the purchase of new shot puts, discus and javelins which have been added into competitions and must comply with newly approved equipment weights in line with Athletics Aust and International competition.

2012 Recipients

Round 3 Recipients

Plenty Valley Netball Association, Victoria, Australia.

Plenty Valley Netball Association promotes netball as a game for everybody regardless of their cultural background, religion, gender, age or ability. If a person has a passion for netball, the club has a place for them. The grant will go towards running a 'Come and Try Day' to introduce players to the game of netball and the team spirit.

Lake Illawarra Little Athletics Centre, New South Wales, Australia.

Lake Illawarra Little Athletics Centre provides a fun and enjoyable sporting environment for children between 3 and 17 years. The grant will be used by the centre to provide shade marquees for the participants and will go towards the costs associated with coaching.

Adelaide Brewers Masters Baseball Club, South Australia, Australia.

Brewers Masters participates in Master Games competitions and promotes good fellowship among the members of the Brewers. The Masters also aim to foster the playing of participating sports by Juniors. The grant awarded to the Brewers will be used to assist with the purchase of shade umbrellas.

Lane Cove Swim Club, New South Wales, Ausralia.

LC Swim Club is one of Australia's oldest community swimming clubs. The club is committed to outstanding performance and a passion for swimming in a supportive and fun environment to create a life long love of swimming. The grant will go towards the cost of purchasing electronic timing equipment.

AK Strikers, Western Australia, Australia.

The AK Strikers promote the games of tee-Ball, softball and baseball in a fun and friendly way to children, men and women from all ages and backgrounds. They encourage participation and sportsmanship.The grant awarded to the club will go towards the costs associated with umpiring courses and scorers training.

Laverton Park Tennis Club, Victoria, Australia.

The Laverton Park Tennis Club aims to get as many children and adults of all abilities to play tennis and join their family friendly club. Their grant will go towards purchasing equipment and balls for competition.

Round 2 Recipients

Operation Breakthrough, So Kon Po, Hong Kong.

Operation Breakthough aims to help at-risk local youngsters through the medium of sport. It facilitates a number of sports through the program including rugby, soccer, athletics, boxing, dragon boating, sailing, dance and judo. The long-term aim of Operation Breakthrough is to create a self-sustainable system where youngsters have the opprtunity to play, qualify as coaches and become role models/mentors to younger members. The grant will assist Operation Breakthough to set up a community clubhouse to provide a home for all sports.

Riverside FC, Peterborough, UK.

Riverside FC strives to promote the development of football in the community without bias or prejudice, and offers affordable player memberships. The long term goals of the club include recruiting new volunteers to cupport the growth of the club and to introduce youth leaders from within the club from current players. The grant will be used to help provide a new football kit for the adults 1st team.

Dalkey Devils Volleyball Club, Dublin, Ireland.

The Dalkey Devils Volleyball Club's objective is to promote the sport of volleyball in Ireland, to develop its members' skills in the sport and to participate in local and national competitions. It's long-term objectives include having both mens' and ladies' teams competing at a national level. The club is only 18 months old and is the only volleyball club in the county council area. The grant will be used to assist with the purchase of two ball carts.

Trim Bulldogs, County Meath, Ireland.

The Trim Bulldogs are an American Football Club that has existed for two years. The club aims to promote the sport of American Football at amateur level in the community while promoting teamwork and fitness. The club's long-term goals include moving into a full-size league, to purchase and maintain their own home field and be championship winners. The grant will assist the club with purchasing much-needed kit for new players and training equipment.

Dundee Handball Club, Dundee, Scotland.

The Dundee Handball Club aims to develop handball within local schools and the community as a primary choice of sport for youngsters. The long-term goals of the club include being able to create teams and compete in National tournaments, leagues and competitions that the National Governing Body provides within all age groups, across both genders. The grant will be used to develop the sport within the local community by helping with the cost of equipment and training sessions. A small part of the funding will also be used to host a small friendly tournament in Dundee (as all of the league games are held away) which will allow local kids to see the sport played in real life.

Mount Isa & District Athletics Association, Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia.

The Mount Isa & District Athletics Association encourages partipation in physical activity by offering all events in the sport of track & field. Long-term goals of the association include establishing a home base for electronic track timing equipment and a canteen, and possibly moving to a larger location to start the process of acquiring a tartan track. The grant will be used for the installation of the association's new safety throwing cage.

St Helens Bowls Club, St Helens, Tasmania, Australia.

St Helens Bowls Club encourages community participation in the sport of lawn bowls and welcomes any age, ability and gender in an inclusive environment. The club aims to build on programs involving greater community involvement. The grant will assist the club in obtaining additional equipment including up-to-date lawn bowls and training aids,

Round 1 Recipients

Touch Deutschland, Munich, Germany.

Touch Football is a growing sport in Germany. Touch Deutschland aims to promote Touch Football. The grant will assist with the creation of 'player packs' whcih will include the rules printed in German, a DVD of the rules and strategies in German as well as balls, cones and other materials. These will be provided to schools and to new teams to enable the coaching of Touch Football with no additional cost.

Singapore Judo Federation, Singapore.

The Singapore Judo Federation's objective is to increase the public awareness of Judo, to facilitate the formation of more local Judo clubs and to improve on the infrastructural support to the development of national players. The grant will assist the federation with purchasing equipment and uniforms for athletes' training and competition.

Mold Juniors F.C., Leeswood, United Kingdom.

Mold Juniors F.C. is a club in the Welsh National League. While it used to be a part of a larger group of teams, due to restructuring Mold Juniors is now going alone. Therefore, despite a 20 year history, the club is starting from scratch with no funding. This grant will assist the club with some much needed help to purchase training equipment, medical equipment and kit.

Shifnal Cricket Club, Shropshire, United Kingdom.

Despite Shifnal being a small market town (population 5,600), the cricket club provides coaching for over 600 children directly and through school links. The grant will assist with the continual development of junior cricket by purchasing a range of essential equipment: junior stumps, catching training aids, match and incredi balls and first aid kits for every junior team member.

Mercury Bay Archery Club, Whitianga, New Zealand

The Mercury Bay Archery Club is continually growing and works with local schools to integrate archery into their curriculums. The MBAC will be hosting the Oceania & Commonwealth Continental Championships from the 5th-10th November 2012 and the 70th Archery New Zealand National Championships & Open 3rd-9th January 2013. This will bring archers from the pacific nations and places such as the UK, USA and Europe to Mercury Bay. The grant will assist with the cost of hosting these events.

Gosford Pirates Baseball Club, Gosford, NSW, Australia.

The Gosford Pirates Baseball Club has existed since 1954 and aims to continue to grow by recruiting, developing and retaining players. The grant will be used to assist the cub in updating equipment and uniforms, especially towards the goal of reviving the junior teams.

Predator Triathlon Club, Galway, Ireland.

The Predator Triathlon Club has existed for six years and aims to promote and support Triathlon in Ireland so more kids get involved in the sport and more clubs develop around the country. The grant will assist the club with training, facilities and equipment.

2011 Grant Recipients

Round 3 Recipients

Manning Valley BMX Club, Taree, NSW, Australia.

This is a family-oriented, volunteer-run club provides a safe environment for members of the community to socialise and exercise. The club encourages good sportsmanship and participation by everyone; its youngest rider is 4 and its oldest is 60. The grant will be used to maintain and upgrade the track, the surrounding bushland and to help with risk management issues.

Richmond Amateur Swimming Club, Richmond, Queensland, Australia.

This swimming club’s mission is to provide free and fun activities for the community’s older population to encourage them to get “back into the swim of things” and maintain fit, healthy lives. The grant will be used to provide free coaching / swimming sessions and activities for the target age groups.

Padua College Soccer, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

This soccer club will be taking a young side to tour in Malaysia, allowing the young men to gain a valuable cultural experience in addition to representing their team internationally. The grant will be used to assist with the significant costs involved in undertaking such a venture.

Hamilton Gymnastics Club, Hamilton, Victoria, Australia.

Hamilton Gymnastics Club has been around for 25 years and continues to provide appropriate facilities, coaching and competition structures to develop pathways for gymnasts and grow the sport of Gymnastics in the Hamilton region. The club welcomes everyone with all abilities over 18 months old. This club has experienced several flooding events due to the development of land surrounding the premises and as such, the flooding has affected many of their mats. This grant will be used to fund the purchase of a new crash mat.

Sale City Junior Cricket Club, Sale, Victoria, Australia.

This small cricket club has been around for a number of years and encourages kids to join the club and continue with their cricket all the way through to seniors. The grant will be used to purchase shade marquees so that the kids can rest in the shade away from the blistering Australian Summer sun.

Macamore Athletics, Ballygarrett, Gorey, Ireland.

This athletics club is a community-run club that encourages the local community to participate in sport and compete at competition level. The club has been trying to fundraise through sponsored events and local bag-packing in large supermarket chains so this grant will be of much assistance and will be used to fund the purchase of a high jump mat.

Basketball ACT, Belconnen, ACT, Australia

All sports require referees and umpires to officiate the game. Basketball ACT recognises this need and will be using this grant to subsidise junior referees to go to a training camp. Increasing the knowledge and abilities of these young officials will help increase the capacity of the junior competitions they currently offer.

Round Two Recipients

Northern Districts Cycling Club Inc

Have been in existence for over 20 years with their main aim being to encourage and promote cycle racing for young and old.

They intend to use the grant to fund Safety equipment - signage, high-visibility vests, flashing car lights, walkie-talkies, etc.

Perranporth Surf Lifesaving Club

Their goal is to be a vibrant, voluntary organisation dedicated to the development of surf lifesaving knowledge, skills and experiences; offering a safe, enjoyable environment that provides opportunities and promotes a healthy, fulfilling lifestyle for all.

They will use the grant to purchase training paddle boards for our youth 7-13 yrs membership - referred to as the "Nipper" section of the club.

Shamrock Diving Club

Is a relatively new club which has only been in existence for 4 years. The club’s objective is to offer an inclusive environment to promote participation in the sport of diving and encourage high performance when appropriate. The grant will be used to purchase some additional gym equipment for specific on land diving training as well as pool hire costs.

Boamclubbee Soccer

Was established in 1980 to assist children and adults of all ages to participate in soccer, and has grown steadily with 23 teams registered in one year. The grant will be used to help disadvantaged members of the community access the club.

Cambridge Park Cranebrook Junior Rugby League Football Club

Promotes a healthy and active lifestyle among community members of all ages and backgrounds through participation in recreational sporting activity. The Club is run by a group of dedicated volunteers who offer training and organise regular competitive events, enabling members to interact socially and learn new skills in a safe and instructive environment. The grant will be used to purchase first aid equipment that ensures the wellbeing of any injured player.

Caboolture Softball Club Inc.

Goal is to provide junior and senior members with access to training and game time in the sport of softball. The funds will be used to purchase two shade shelters for use in the upcoming summer season.

Nederlandse Touch Rugby Bond

Have only been in existence of 18 months and have a goal of increased awareness, interest and participation in the sport of Touch Rugby in the Netherlands. They have already achieved a lot with their highlight being an overall World Ranking of 15th (out of 23 nations) in the recent 2011 Touch Rugby World Cup in Edinburgh. The funding will help secure training facilities for the next 12 months.

Round One Recipients

Jarvis Brook Sports Club of Crowborough, East Sussex, UK, has been providing football sporting facilities for over 70 years. The sports club currently has over two hundred members and continues to expand year on year. Each age group has had success over the years and this continues to be the case to this day. They will use the grant to help purchase new lighting for their training area. This will also help erect a perimeter fence to the main pitch and install shelters to this pitch.

North Beach Soccer Club of Perth, Australia, has been in existence for over 30 years, they are an amateur club run by volunteers striving to become the predominant family orientated club in the region. They have a big focus on junior soccer and Female soccer. The grant will be used to purchase new uniforms for their recently promoted ladies squad to help towards their success.

Access Dinghy Foundation Inc of Nowra NSW, Australia, promotes sailing for everyone, regardless of disability, financial status and age. They provide suitable equipment and means so that people of all abilities and all ages can interact and be included in mainstream sailing events throughout the world. A proud achievement was developing equipment and boat to enable the first ventilated quadriplegic to sail solo anywhere in the world in history. The grant will be used to help develop and coach individuals and teams.

Hampton Village Football Club of Hanworth Middlesex, UK, have been in existence for 34 years and has many dedicated members who have played for the club for over 20 years. The Club will use the grant to purchase new uniforms along and update the medical equipment.

Limerick Hockey Club of Limerick, Ireland, has been operating for 11 years; the club provides a safe, fun and courteous environment for children to learn the game, develop hockey skills, make friends, get fit and compete. Their aim is to be the best club in Munster. The grant will provide protective equipment for their junior players along with assisting in the purchase of special facemasks for the players defending penalty corners.

Sports Boules Singapore of Toa Payoh, Singapore has been in existence for 22 years. The club strives to be the leading body for the petanque and sport boules games in Singapore. They have achieved some success over the years obtaining 3 bronze medals in the SEA Games, 1 gold medal in the Asian championship. The grant will help promote the sport to the community and assist in the development of players for international events.

Jubilee Golf Club of Wangaratta, Australia, has been running for 75 years. The club would like to increase the interest of golf in young people by encouraging them to play the game. The greatest moment for the club was when the community came together and helped re build the clubhouse after the bushfires. The grant will help the club develop junior players to succeed in the game of golf.

2010 Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the clubs and associations below who are all recipients of the 2010 Sportscover Sponsorship Fund. Close to 1000 applications were received for the 2010 Sportscover Sponsorship Fund.

Busselton Water Polo Association of WA, Australia, has promoted the game of water polo to all ages in their community for the past 15 years, as an energetic game without high impact on the body. The club currently boasts over 40 members in their juniors group and is aiming to continue building membership numbers for all ages. Grant money will assist the club with the refurbishment of playing goals.

Emmaus Netball Club Inc of St Marys South, NSW, Australia, promotes equal access and opportunities for their participants with positive experiences of the game, support and skill development as players, umpires, coaches and officiating staff. The club aims to use funding to purchase six new, standard height, netball goal posts with protective padding as well as for the relocation of training equipment from a small cupboard into a suitable storage shed.

Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club has been operating in Victoria, Australia, for the past 12 years, providing an active and family orientated club, currently training over 150 children (7-14 yrs) in their Nippers Program and servicing the wider community with their volunteer beach patrolling service. The grant will be used to purchase portable/waterproof first aid kits specifically designed for surf life saving.

NPGA Supporters Association of Kildare, Ireland, is a young club (2 years) bringing gymnastics to children of all backgrounds and levels. Their aim being to enhance each ability and help participants to achieve their goals through fun and encouragement. Sportscover's grant will go towards purchasing protective padding and additional safety equipment that will allow the club to provide for children with special needs and pre-schoolers.

St Patrick's Junior Rugby League Club is a small club promoting the game of Rugby League to various age groups and ability levels in their local area of Blacktown, NSW, Australia. St Patrick's will use their grant for the purchase of two fold away stretchers which are desperately required at the club for player safety.

Yamakwai Judo Club in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is striving to produce some of the best talent in their sport with a keen focus on the benefits of exercise through the development of their judo skills. Sportscover Sponsorship Funding will assist with the cost of travel to and from competitions as well as additional training for coaching staff.

Camberwell Cobras Volleyball Club Inc of Victoria, Australia, has both womens, mens and junior teams. They rely heavily on fundraising to provide for their club. The Sportscover Sponsorship Fund grant will be used to purchase their own equipment to run fundraising barbeques which will in turn aid in the funding of uniforms and annual fees for their new and junior players.

Donoughmore Basketball Club of County Cork, Ireland, have provided sport to young children in rural areas for over 21 years. Their grant will be used to upgrade basketball rings on the main court and also to provide portable units for the younger players.

Mount Gambier Bowls Club Inc of SA, Australia, has been operating for 106 years, providing facilities for members, school participants and community groups. Grant monies will be used for the construction of all year round weather protection for bowlers.

Touch Roosters 91 of Bures-sur-Yvette, France, has been operating for the past seven years with the aim of promoting the sport of touch rugby for all ages. The Sportscover Sponsorship Fund grant will be used to purchase equipment and to cover transport costs for youth development and the promotion of touch rugby in primary schools.

WA Kookaburras Floorball Association provides a social and sporting environment for floorball players at all levels in Wembley, Western Australia. The association have provided referees for international, Australian as well as state games and have consistently had members selected for Australian Men and Women's teams for the past five years. Grant funding will go towards providing equipment and transport costs to help introduce and educate primary school students in the region about the sport.

Whakatu Youth & Development Sports Club Inc of Nelson, New Zealand, promotes sport for the education and development of youth and was last year responsible for bringing boxing tournaments back to Nelson for the first time in 20 years. The club now has a number of golden glove champions, but more importantly are giving the youth an opportunity to live a healthy lifestyle. Funds granted to the club will be used for the purchase of boxing bags and gloves for these programs.

Woodville Glengarry Tennis Club Inc of SA, Australia, is a modest size lawn tennis club promoting junior tennis in their local area. In 2008 the club began developing a junior membership, which now hosts 50 members. The grant awarded through the Sportscover Sponsorship Fund will be used to assist in the growth of this junior membership, training coaches, purchasing coaching balls and other sporting equipment, as well as funding a free tennis clinic for the underprivileged.

Elevation Outdoor Experiential Programs of British Columbia, Canada, operate a program which teaches snowboarding and mountain biking skills. Elevation's mission is to aid the development of snowboarding and mountain biking skills while promoting healthy lifestyle choices and helping support disadvantaged young people in the community. The grant will help in the operating of the snow and mountain bike program and assisting with buying a rack for their transport vehicle.

Gladstone Gymnastics of Queensland, Australia, whose mission statement is "Real gymnastics, Real fun" will use the grant to purchase safety equipment in the form of a foam wedge for safe landings and tumbles.

Little Aston Table Tennis Club of Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, United Kingdom, are one of the oldest amateur sports clubs in the area having been in existence for 60 years. They were awarded the grant that will allow them to start a junior academy as well as renew and purchase equipment.

Raphoe Town Football Club of County Donegal, Ireland, will use the grant to purchase a playing kit for the senior ladies team who are playing in the Donegal Women's League at senior level for the first time this year. The team have come through the U12, U14 and U16 ranks as part of the club's development plan to increase female participation. The senior ladies team have previously had to play in old 'hand me down' kits from the men's team.

Rebels Baseball Club Inc of Wooden, ACT, Australia, has been in existence for 52 years. The grant will be used to replace equipment stolen when the Club shed was broken into. The replacement equipment will include senior bats and a junior pitching machine.

Riding for the Disabled Association NSW Tall Timbers Centre of Box Hill, NSW, Australia, are a volunteer organisation providing equine assisted activities for people with disabilities to develop and enhance abilities. They will use the grant to purchase equipment and saddlery to benefit the riders in their therapeutic riding programme.

Ulster Elks Hockey Academy of Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, are a relatively new field hockey club who will use the grant to purchase hockey sticks, balls, cones and bibs for members as well as to community and school groups that their coaches deliver free sessions to throughout the year.

2009 Recipients

In the 2009 round of the Sportscover Sponsorship Fund (SSF), seven $1,000 grants were awarded to amateur sporting clubs and associations that were affected by the Victorian bushfires in February 2009. The recipients were chosen from the SSF applications received from clubs up to June 2009.

Murray Anderson said, "We are delighted to be able to help the clubs affected by the bushfires. Grass roots sport is so important and we are pleased to be able to assist these clubs to get back on their feet."

Kinglake Football Netball Club
Kinglake Football Netball Club will use the funds to purchase a ticket box. The bushfires caused over $200,000 worth of structural damages to the clubs grounds, change rooms, public toilets etc.

Marysville and District Cricket Club
Marysville and District Cricket Club lost everything it owned in the February fires including the club rooms, equipment for five teams, memorabilia, etc. The club will use the $1,000 grant to fund the basic equipment required to get a cricket team back out on the field. This includes score books, training balls, nets stumps and bails, etc.

Kinglake Riders Club
Kinglake Riders Club lost all the equipment it owned as a result of the bushfires, including jump wings, training blocks, poles/dazzle-boards and its equipment trailer. It will use the funds to purchase replacement show jump equipment that will allow it to get back on its feet again.

Horsham Golf Bowling Club
Horsham Golf Bowling Club will use the grant to fix / replace burnt rink scoreboards, rink numbers and rubber backing to the bowling green ditch which were all burnt in the Remlaw Bushfire.

Labertouche Badminton Club
The club's hall was used as a drop-in centre for the community as well as volunteers. The club had recently spent $5,000 in upgrading the floors. Due to all the traffic and community meetings the floor will need a repolish, which will cost an estimated $1,000.

Mountain District Pistol Club
Mountain District Pistol Club's shooting range at was overrun by the Dixons Creek bushfire and their shooting shed was totally destroyed. They will use the grant to help replace their Quartz Digital Timers.

Kilmore Football Netball Club
Kilmore Football Netball Club will use the grant to replace Medical Supplies utilised during the Black Saturday bushfires. The KFNC opened its doors and resources for use as the main staging area for Kilmore East fires.

Previous Years Recipients

Sportscover Sponsorship Fund Recipients from previous years

Narromine Little Athletic Centre | Kalamunda Districts Rugby Union Club Inc | CGGS Rowing Club | Canberra Griffins Dragon Boat Club | Mt Gambier Cycling and Triathlon Club | Coober Pedy Football Club Inc. | Westlakes Athletics Club | Southern Districts Touch Football Association | Clearview Bowling Club | Wodonga Athletic Club Inc | Roe Districts Men's Hockey Association | Katherine Baseball Association | Cloverdale Comets Diamond Sports Association | Far North Coast Disabled Surfers Association | North's Baseball Club | Murrayville Lawn Tennis Club | WA Kookaburras Floorball Club | Seaford Life Saving Club Inc | Red Lions Gaelic Football Club | Leichhardt Junior Soccer Club Inc | Salisbury Little Athletics Centre | Cleveland Thornlands Cricket Club | Hillston Swans Football Netball Club | West Coast Swimming Club | Cloncurry Soccer | Bentleigh/McKinnon Gymnastics Club Inc. | Sport "No Limits" | Port Hacking Lifeguard Club/Royal Life Saving Society | Kadina Bowling Club | North East Hockey Club | Peninsula Aquatic Club | Mountain Archery | Wanderers Softball Club | Chadstone Lacrosse Club | Cycling Gold Coast | Avon Tee-Ball Association | Mindaribba Warriors Rugby League Football Club | Perth Brothers Touch Club | Eltham Eagles Inline Hockey Club | Wanneroo BMX Raceway Club | Waverley Advanced Gymnastics Club | Knox City Soccer Club | Irymple Junior Football | Special Olympics Bendigo | Diamond Creek Baseball Club | Yarra Valley Calisthenics College | Macedon Cats Netball Club | Werribee Hockey Club | Melton South Little Athletics Centre | De La Salle Old Collegians Amateur Football Club

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