AFL Victoria welcomes today’s announcement by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews of $12 million for a range of projects and programs that will assist our sport flourish in the Latrobe Valley.
The landmark announcement will see the Victorian Government commit to a $3 million redevelopment at Moe’s Ted Summerton Reserve and $4 million upgrade at Morwell Recreation Reserve.
Funding will also be invested into a host of football events and programs, with a total of $12million shared between 11 different football venues in the area.
AFL Victoria CEO Steven Reaper congratulated the Victorian Government, Latrobe City Council, AFL Gippsland, Collingwood Football Club and all others involved in developing the necessary planning to make these ideas come to fruition.
“Local sporting clubs are the heartbeat of regional communities, so this support by the Victorian Government will provide many benefits to not only the football community, but for all locals that reside in these communities,” Reaper said.
“The economic and social benefits that our clubs bring to their communities are proven to be incredibly significant, with Latrobe University finding that each dollar invested in a community football club results in at least a $4.40 return in social benefits to that community.”
AFL Gippsland Region General Manager Travis Switzer said the announcement would bring huge benefits to his region.
“The facility upgrades are giving more people in the Latrobe Valley access to first-class facilities, and events for sport and recreation, and we congratulate the Victorian Government for their investment and all stakeholders involved in planning for and securing these developments.”
“The Latrobe Valley community has so much to offer and this announcement is a huge boost for everyone. We’ve worked very closely with Judi Buhagiar from Netball Victoria, Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing, AFL Victoria and the Collingwood Football Club pulling this together.”
A breakdown of the announcement funding and further details can be found HERE…