Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Woolworths supports netball clubs with new grants

The Woolworths Pick Fresh Play Fresh Netball Grants are back again for 2024.

Woolworths encourages local netball clubs and associations across Australia, who have a Woolworths NetSetGO centre, to apply to win a share of $100,000 to benefit young Aussie netballers.

As part of this, the $20,000 People’s Choice Award returns for the second year, spotlighting the club or association that receives the most votes.

The grants are designed to help local clubs and associations encourage young Australian netballers to eat healthier and be more active. The funds allow for improvements to facilities and equipment, subsidising registration fees, and purchasing healthy foods for their canteen.

Since 2019, Woolworths has supported grassroots netball in partnership with Netball Australia, having donated over $1.3 million to over 311 clubs.

“The partnership with Woolworths over the past five years has brought such a positive impact and continues to provide huge benefits to community level netball,” says Netball Australia Interim CEO Stacey West.

“Netball is played by over one million Australians, and we are proud to be championing healthy eating habits with fruit and vegetables a key element of anyone’s daily diet, particularly young sporting stars.”

These efforts build on Woolworths’ sponsorship of a number of community sports programs including grassroots cricket and surfing. Over the last 12 months, it is said that one in two Australian kids, aged 5-10 years old have participated in, or received funding from, a Woolworths sponsored community program across netball, cricket and surfing.

Clubs and associations with a Woolworths NetSetGO centre across the country are encouraged to apply for this year’s grant via the website, pickfreshplayfresh.com.au, with applications now open until 7 July.

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