Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Medical Research; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Science

    Healthy clubs a Western Australian staple

    18/06/2021 10:00 AM
     
    • 30 Western Australian sporting clubs awarded funding through Healthway's Winter Healthy Sporting Club Grants
    • Grants support WA clubs to purchase equipment and with training towards healthy canteens and providing healthy food options

    Through Healthway's 2021 Winter Healthy Sporting Club Program, the McGowan Government has awarded more than $100,000 to 30 Western Australian sports clubs to support their efforts to build healthy sporting club environments.

     

    The program provides up to $4,000 in grants to sporting clubs over the 2021 season. The funding enables clubs to increase their healthy food and drink choices at club-run canteens, kiosks or food services, as well as improve awareness of the importance of good nutrition, particularly for young people.

     

    The initiative sees Healthway partner with the Western Australian School Canteen Association to provide support in education and key resources.

     

    Since the program started in 2019 there have been 205 Healthy Sporting Club Grants awarded, providing $679,862 in grants to metropolitan and regional clubs across Western Australia.

     

    Applications for the 2021 Summer Healthy Sporting Club program will open in August. For more information, visit http://www.healthway.wa.gov.au

     

    Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:

     

    "It's fantastic to see sporting clubs encouraging their members to develop healthy habits and have access to healthy food and drink options, on and off the field.

     

    "Local sporting clubs are an ideal environment to encourage our community to seek out and embrace healthy choices.

     

    "I'm delighted to see so many clubs reach out to find more ways to benefit their members."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6500

     

    Successful clubFunded amount
    Mandurah BMX Club Incorporated$3,979
    UWA Volleyball Club Incorporated$2,190
    Capel Regional Equestrian Park Inc$3,300
    Karratha Enduro and Moto-x Club Inc$3,750
    Kingsway Little Athletics Centre$4,000
    Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club$2,000
    Leederville Sporting Club$4,000
    Ocean Ridge Junior Football Club Inc.$4,000
    Swanbourne Tigers Junior Football Club Inc$4,000
    Ravensthorpe Tigers Football and Sporting Club Inc$2,470
    Manning United Football Club Incorporated$3,669
    Mandurah City FC (Soccer Club)$2,900
    East Fremantle Lacrosse Club Inc$3,965
    Balga Football Club Inc$3,550
    Scarborough Junior Football Club$4,000
    Carnamah Perenjori Football Club$3,990
    Thornlie Tennis Club (Incorporated)$3,097
    Kalamunda Districts Hockey Club$2,450
    Gosnells Junior Football Club (Inc)$2,450
    Serpentine Jarrahdale Serpents Rugby League & Sporting Club Inc.$4,000
    Esperance Hockey Association Inc.$3,994
    Boxwood Hill Combined Sports Club (inc.)$3,648
    Roleystone Football Club Inc$3,640
    Broome Squash Club (Inc.)$4,000
    High Wycombe Junior Football Club$3,208
    Mount Lawley-Inglewood Junior Football Club (Inc.)$4,000
    Huntingdale Junior Football Club$4,000
    Bridgetown Junior Football Club Inc$4,000
    Busselton Districts Junior Rugby Club Inc$3,044
    North Coast Raiders Hockey Club Inc$3,320
    Total$104,614