This grant would contribute towards funding our players and members to attend development training, coaching clinics and umpiring courses. A number of our members have shown interest in developing their coaching and umpiring skills and, as we are a small club with limited funds, this grant would assist us in covering the cost of training and accreditation courses.
This grant would also assist us in continuing our ‘Player of the Week’ awards. This season, a local business generously provided us with a number of vouchers that we have used to award one player from every Junior team each week. This has been a fantastic way to recognise good sportsmanship, celebrate successes and motivate our players to try their best. Unfortunately the business is unable to provide the vouchers next season, so the club would use the grant money to purchase them.
The grant would also help us to purchase new equipment, including new training and playing bibs, as well as assist us in keeping our fees low to ensure all girls in our local community have access to this fantastic sport.