NFNL clubs among TAC grant recipients

Published on Thursday, October 10, 2019

Nine clubs from the Northern Football Netball League will receive funding as part of the inaugural TAC Towards Zero Club Grants Program.

AFL Victoria and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) have announced more than 100 clubs that will share more than $300,000 in funding as part of the grants program.

They include the following NFNL clubs:

• Bundoora Football Netball Club
• Diamond Creek Women’s Football Club
• Heidelberg West Football Netball Club
• Kilmore Junior Football Club
• Mernda Junior Football Club
• Northcote Junior Football Club
• Thomastown Football Netball Club
• VU Western Spurs Football C
• West Preston-Lakeside Football Netball Club

Clubs across the Barwon, Goldfields and Metropolitan regions were eligible to take part in the program this year. Clubs were selected for their outstanding leadership and effort in promoting the Towards Zero message and road safety activities throughout the season.

Head of AFL Victoria Rick Bell said the successful clubs displayed a tremendous commitment to the Towards Zero message which was evident in their activities throughout the season.

“The Towards Zero message is one that really resonates with our football community, particularly in the regional areas where participants are often spending a considerable amount of time on the road during the season, in all sorts of conditions,” Mr Bell said.

“The level of initiative that was taken by the successful clubs to really drive and take ownership of the campaign went over and above what was expected.

“We thank the TAC for their continuous support of Victorian football for over 28 years, and we look forward to seeing the program roll out again next year as we continue to strive Towards Zero.”

The investment will go towards projects including women’s football program implementation and development, community education and mental health sessions, first aid equipment, new playing and training equipment, and facility upgrades to ensure a safe environment for everyone.

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