29 sport and community organisations will share in a $1.84 million in Victorian Coalition Government funding delivering targeted sports programs and services for Victorians with a disability.
Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty today announced the funding from the Access for All Abilities Program after tossing the coin at the first ever one-day cricket match for Victoria’s state side for cricketers with a disability, the Victorian Vikings, at Schramm’s Reserve in Doncaster.
“This is the first time anywhere in Australia that cricketers with a disability have had the chance to showcase their skills for their state and I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Cricket Victoria for bringing together such an excellent squad,” Mr Delahunty said.
“Opportunities like these not only promote outstanding talents but provide a great launch-pad for more people with a disability to play cricket.
“The Coalition Government is committed to ensuring everyone has a chance to not only get involved in sport but reach their potential.
“That’s why this latest investment is so important. The funding will go towards making sport accessible and inclusive for all, regardless of ability.
“There are 25 sports and four community organisations sharing in the $1.84 million which aims to provide the necessary resources needed so that all people can tap into local sporting opportunities,” Mr Delahunty said.
Funding over the next two years will be shared by sports and community organisations including:
• Sports organisations: AFL Victoria, Archery Victoria, Badminton Victoria, Baseball Victoria, Basketball Victoria, Bowls Victoria, Calisthenics Victoria, Cricket Victoria, Cycling Victoria, Football Federation Victoria, Gymnastics Victoria, Hockey Victoria, Indoor Sports Victoria, Ice Sports Victoria, Netball Victoria, Pony Club Association Victoria, Squash Victoria, Surfing Victoria, Swimming Victoria, Table Tennis Victoria, Tennis Victoria, Victorian Tenpin Bowling Association, Victorian Rugby League, Volleyball Victoria, and Yachting Victoria.
• Community organisations – Boccia Victoria, Disability Sport Victoria, Maccabi Victoria and Scope Victoria.
Earlier this year, over $3.9 million funding was announced for disability sports, regional sports assemblies and community organisations to create and support opportunities for people with a disability to get involved in sport.
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