DHC to receive $3,000 grant to help more girls play sport

June 29, 2018 at 5:50 PM

Doncaster to pursue a specific project to help more girls get on the pitch

Doncaster Hockey Club has received a $3000 grant to enable more girls – particularly those who are less active– to get active in a sport.

Building on momentum generated by the health promotion foundation’s successful This Girl Can – Victoria campaign, the new funding will help local sport clubs across Victoria deliver more opportunities for women and girls to get active.

Specifically, Doncaster HC will use the grant money to purchase a club kit of uniforms, and equipment that are attractive to girls, to encourage participation in social and winter competitions at a skill level that is suited to them.

Doncaster’s President Sarah Gaskill said “Our aim is to increase and retain the number of girl’s teams at our club.  Strategically we hope to improve ways of attracting females to hockey, and then create positive pathways into our senior program”.

“Initially we will be conducting a social summer hockey program during October & November 2018, targeting girls from local Secondary Schools, who are currently not participating in hockey.” Gaskill said

“We are also very proud that we are the only metropolitan Hockey Club in Victoria to receive this funding”. “The Vic Health grant will support our hardworking and dedicated junior committee to achieve our strategic goals, to provide female programs in a safe, social and inclusive environment” the Clubs president concluded.