Ms THOMAS (Macedon) — (12 296) My question is to the Minister for Sport. What has the Andrews Labor government been doing to increase the participation rates in sport in regional and rural communities like mine? I understand that both the Macedon Football Netball Club and the Trentham District Football Netball Club have applied for grant funding under the country football and netball program. This program supports clubs to upgrade their facilities. Through my time as the member for Macedon I have had the pleasure of meeting both members of these clubs and their supporters, and what I can tell the house is that these clubs are at the centre of community life. I would like to support both of these clubs in their applications. Across my electorate football-netball clubs bring people together, engage our young people and encourage participation of women and girls in sport. I support the grant applications made by both the Macedon Cats and the Trentham Saints, and I ask that the minister do the same.