Clubs win Covid-aid package

Ros Spence announced $2000 grants for Covid-hit sports clubs.


Hallam Football Netball Club was one of more than 200 clubs receiving $2000 Covid relief grants.

Community Sport Minister Ros Spence announced 202 grassroots clubs and organisations received the grants to help with the impact of the latest lockdowns.

“This is about helping support our community clubs and their members get back to the playing field and resume momentum as safely as possible.”

The Sporting Club Grants Program was designed to help with costs such as cancellation fees for facilities, coaches and officials and the loss of perishable goods and booking fees.

Hallam FNC had incurred costs from cancelling training and competitions.

“The Sporting Club grant for event support is a huge help for our club with paying coaching fees due to the recent

Lockdown,” club treasurer Paris Hipsz said.

“It means we can continue to grow as a club and won’t fall behind.”

The next round of the Sporting Club Grants Program will open later this year.

Grants will be available for new uniforms and equipment, training coaches, officials and volunteers and improving club operations.