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06 June 2023

Campbells Creek Football Netball Club will be shooting more goals and growing its ranks with $250,000 from the Andrews Government to upgrade the netball court at the Campbells Creek Recreation Reserve.

Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards MP has announced that the Campbells Creek Football Netball Club was among 11 sports facilities across Victoria to share in more than $2.5 million from the 2022-23 Country Football and Netball Program.

The project will involve the re-orientation and reconstruction of the Campbells Creek Recreation Reserve Netball Court. The new acrylic court will be NV compliant and include 200 Lux LED Lighting and shelter.

“Footy and netball clubs are the heart and soul of Central Victoria – and I’m so glad that Campbells Creek has secured this funding to upgrade their netball court," Ms Edwards said.

“This boost will go a long way to helping Campbells Creek cater for the growing numbers of people keen to get involved in grassroots sport, providing more opportunities for locals to play.”

The Country Football and Netball Program is a partnership with Netball Victoria, the AFL, and AFL Victoria and was established in 2005 to help netball and football clubs across the state to meet growing demand and welcome even more members. So far, the program has delivered more than $37.5 million to more than 560 projects.

It helps local councils replace and upgrade ageing grounds and facilities for football and netball clubs across regional Victoria, because everyone deserves quality, inclusive facilities no matter where they live.

Ms Edwards acknowledged the support of Mount Alexander Shire Council and the Campbells Creek Football Netball Club in advocating for the project.

The funding is part of the Victorian Government’s strong commitment to community sport and recreation, and to encourage all Victorians to get out there and get active.

The Victorian Government has invested more than $1.6 billion in community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014.

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