- Sports clubs urged to apply for share of $300,000 funding to promote healthy eating
- Healthy Sporting Club Program provides up to $4,000 to local club canteens
Applications open today for the McGowan Government's Healthy Sporting Club Program with $300,000 up for grabs to help sporting clubs across the State provide healthier food and drinks.
The Healthy Sporting Club Program consists of a winter and summer funding round, which provides up to $4,000 to local clubs. The funds can be used to purchase canteen equipment and train canteen managers on how to provide healthier food and drink options.
In 2019 the program run by Healthway provided $305,826 funding to 86 local sport clubs across the State to help increase healthy options at club-run canteens or kiosks.
The Winter Healthy Sporting Club Program saw $184,333 shared amongst 51 sporting clubs across Western Australia, and the Summer Healthy Sporting Club Program saw $121,493 shared amongst 35 clubs across WA.
Applications for the 2020 Winter Healthy Sporting Club program open today and close at 12 noon, Friday March 13. For more information visit http://www.healthway.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:
"This is a fantastic initiative to help local sport clubs promote healthy lifestyles to members and spectators.
"Sport clubs are ideally placed to role model healthy behaviours, as healthy eating fuels a healthy body, improving physical performance both on and off the field.
"Through this program clubs have been able to attend nutrition seminars, and we have helped clubs purchase canteen items to help improve the availability of healthy foods. Congratulations to all clubs that have received funding and good luck to all clubs applying in the current round."
Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:
"Community sport is itself a terrific vehicle to drive healthier and more active lifestyles, and the Healthy Sporting Club program compliments that further by encouraging better eating habits inside our grassroots clubs.
"Local clubs deliver participants so many social and health benefits beyond the playing field and this initiative adds yet another aspect to encourage young people to make healthier choices in all aspects of life."
Health Minister's office - 6552 6500
Sport and Recreation Minister's office - 6552 6400