Grants for Narre Warren South sports clubs

Gary Maas, right, with Rob Wilson, centre, from Narre South Cricket Club and Adrian Hopkins, left, from Narre South Saints Football Netball Club. Picture: SUPPLIED

Two grassroots sport clubs and organisations in Narre Warren South are set to bolster their coaching skills, administration expertise, or score new sports equipment thanks to a share in more than $7600 from the Victorian Government.

Narre Warren South MP Gary Maas announced the latest successful applicants from Narre Warren South of the current round of the Victorian Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program, on Wednesday 9 June.

The grants provide clubs with up to $1000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $5000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers, up to $5000 to improve club operational effectiveness and up to $5000 to help sports get back on their feet after the pandemic.

Grant recipients include Narre South Cricket Club which scored $1000 for new uniforms and first aid supplies and $2000 for additional equipment to minimise sharing, while Narre South Saints Football Netball Club will be receiving $4650 for strategic planning of their organisation, structure, sponsorship and marketing.

“Grassroots sports clubs are the life blood of our community where passion, support, activity, and social interaction all occur to bring us together,” Mr Maas said.

“The Sporting Clubs Grants Program will help Narre South Cricket Club and Narre South Saints Football Netball Club grow their ranks with more people getting involved in the sports they love.

“I would like to thank all our local clubs and supporters who have kept their clubs going through difficult circumstances and their desire to keep our community moving is to be admired.”

The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to make sport more accessible and inclusive, stimulate local economies, build sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities and increase local participation as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

For more information on the grants, visit