The Rosebud Heart Junior Soccer Club will soon be able to expand their training and playing facilities thanks to a $49,500 funding boost announced today from the Napthine Government’s Community Facility Funding Program (CFFP).
Member for Nepean Martin Dixon MP said the grant would help Mornington Peninsula Shire Council fund the installation of two new light towers that will enable more use of the training and playing pitch.
“Junior sport is a great way for young people to learn how to work with others to achieve team results and provides great grounding in how to be cooperative and effective citizens in their later lives.
“That’s why the Napthine Government is delighted to invest in sports facilities that assist clubs like Rosebud Heart to meet their ever expanding player base.
“The popularity of Rosebud Heart Junior Soccer Club is a credit to the leadership provided by President Rob Vosjan and Secretary Karen Vosjan who share a great vision both for their own club and for junior sport right across the Peninsula.” Mr Dixon said.
Club President Rob Vosjan said the new light towers will help us to now set up and utilise two full size pitches and one junior pitch over coming seasons.
“This will help us to accommodate the future growth of our club as, with over 150 players, we are already finding it a challenge to schedule suitable training and playing time on our pitches,” Mr Vosjan said.
Minister for Sport and Recreation, Damian Drum said the Victorian Government is committed to a more active Victoria and proud to give this timely boost to clubs throughout the state that are the backbone of their communities.
“This investment is recognition of the important role sports clubs play in community development, from providing a place for locals to meet and get active to supporting the development of volunteers,” Mr Drum said.
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council was one of over 120 projects to receive funding from the 2015/2016 round of the Community Facility Funding Program.