Community TAB of Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) has awarded Phoenix Lacrosse Club a $2000 sports grant.
The Lacrosse Club was one of four sporting clubs to receive a grant recently, selected from over 400 sporting clubs that have applied from around WA.
Phoenix Lacrosse Club Vice President Aaron Williams said the club is important within the community as it provides a place for people to come to be healthy and active, as well as learn life skills.
“This grant allows for us to purchase more equipment to run clinics in schools including local Indigenous programs, and we will also use the equipment to run programs within other minority groups,” Mr Williams said.
“Phoenix Lacrosse Club is the oldest lacrosse club in WA, dating back to 1896 not only are we a sporting club but we also offer lessons in life skills to provide young people an avenue in personal development as well as providing mentoring for other members in any other chosen fields.”
The club also added acknowledgement of the Community TAB program for its social citizenship and giving back to the local WA community in such a tangible way.
RWWA CEO Richard Burt said the organisation recognises the importance of grass roots sports throughout WA.
“We understand that it takes time and resources to keep a club running within the community, so we are pleased to be giving the opportunity to help relieve this burden on clubs,” Mr Burt said.
Community TAB will provide at least 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 communitytab.com.au. Terms and Conditions apply.