Melbourne Victory has partnered with VicHealth as women’s sport in Victoria received a huge boost.
VicHealth announced $6.7 million in funding to get more Victorian women and girls healthy and active over the next three years.
Victory W-League young star Angela Beard attended the announcement, with Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Minister for Sport John Eren both backing VicHealth’s new investment.
“Participation in sport and physical activity is the key to better health and wellbeing,” Minister Hennessy said.
“This new funding will deliver more opportunities for women and girls to get involved in grassroots sports and physical activity.”
Minister Eren was also positive about the upcoming funding.
“Victoria is the leading way when it comes to levelling the playing field for women’s sport and this funding will ensure that momentum continues – encouraging even more women and girls to play the game they love,” Eren added.
Victory will partner with VicHealth as part of the upcoming ‘This Girl Can - Victoria’ campaign, which aims to inspire and support women and girls to get active no matter how they look, how well they do it, or how sweaty they get.
“A recent VicHealth survey found that nearly three quarters (74%) of Victorians believe seeing women play sport at an elite level motivates women and girls to get physically active, highlighting the importance of raising the profile of women’s sport,” VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said.