Young Aussie Netballers Could Share In $100,000 Thanks To Woolworths Grant

Young Aussie Netballers Could Share In $100,000 Thanks To Woolworths Grant

    Woolworths has announced its ‘Pick Fresh Play Fresh’ grants program, which offers up $100,000 to be divvied out amongst grassroots Netball clubs across Australia.

    The program is a further part of NetSetGO, a naming rights partnership between Woolworths and netball’s junior participation programs, which was announced in February.

    The grants program seeks to inspire healthy diets and increased physical activity in young netballers, and will provide such things as facility improvements, equipment and training programs.

    A total of fifteen grants will be available, with clubs and associations able to apply for five grants worth $10,000 and ten grants worth $5,000 each.

    In total, Woolworths has donated over $1.1m to to more than 285 netball clubs and communities over the past five years, in an attempt to maintain grassroots support.

    Woolworths Group chief marketing officer Andrew Hicks said: “This year’s Pick Fresh Play Fresh grants program is about instilling healthy habits in Aussie kids.”

    “Netball clubs and associations will have the opportunity to revamp their programs and club facilities to encourage healthy eating habits at training during the week, at games on the weekends and at their netball clinics and provide a much-needed funding boost to the local netball community that was hit hard by the ongoing pandemic.”

    Woolworths NetSetGO ambassador and former Australian Diamond Catherine Cox said: “The Pick Fresh Play Fresh community grants are so important to the development of grassroots netball all over Australia.”

    “Young netballers today are the next generation of the Australian Diamonds, so it’s important that we invest in their health and education from a young age and give them best opportunity to thrive.”

    To be eligible for the grant, clubs and associations must have a Woolworths NetSetGO centre and specify in their application the tangible project, activity, or equipment they would like to utilise the grant money for.

    Applications are open now until Sunday 19th June.

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