Community TAB of Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) has awarded Swan Districts Female Football a $4000 grant as the second sporting club to receive a grant after the program was launched in November.
Out of over 100 sporting clubs from around WA who applied for a grant from Community TAB, Swan Districts Football Club is one of two groups to receive a grant this month.
Club Captain Kara Donnellan who applied for the grant on behalf of the club said receiving the grant will put less stress on their volunteers to outsource sponsorship and run fundraisers.
“Being awarded this grant will enable our Football Club to resource new playing uniforms and equipment which haven’t been updated in three years,” Ms Donnellan said.
“Our club is home to over 160+ female football players as well as having the highest participation rate of Indigenous players in the West Australian Women’s Football League. We pride ourselves on equality and inclusivity, as well as providing pathways for young female athletes to learn and develop new skills, make new friends and engage in community.
“We would like to thank Community TAB for the opportunity to receive the Sports Grant, our players, staff, members and supporters are very grateful as this grant will go a long way in providing more opportunities for young females to participate in our great game of AFL!”
RWWA Chief Executive Officer Richard Burt said it is an exciting new initiative for Community TAB and a great opportunity for sporting clubs.
“We recognise the importance of grass roots sport throughout WA and understand that it takes time and resources to keep a club running within the community, so we are excited to be giving the opportunity to help relieve this burden on clubs,” Mr Burt said.
“RWWA has been supporting the WA sport and recreation industry for many years through providing over $30million of TAB turnover over 10 years to the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) and more recently through Community TAB sponsoring the WA Football League and WA Integrated Football Program.
“Community TAB has been giving back to the WA community since 2014 through major partnerships, state-wide fundraising programs and sponsorship of prestigious events.”
Community TAB will provide one grant each month to a sporting club to further their contribution to the sport and recreation industry in WA.
Once a club applies for a grant, the application will stay within the pool until the grant is awarded.
Sporting clubs can apply for a grant at www.communitytab.com.au. Terms and Conditions apply.