February 15, 2024


The Riddells Creek Football Netball Club, Riddells Creek Cricket Club, Riddells Creek Junior Football Netball Club and the Daylesford Football Netball Club will be kicking and shooting more goals and growing its ranks with funding from the Allan Labor Government.

In Macedon we are delivering:

• $200,000 for the installation 100 lux LED lighting to the oval at the Riddells Creek Recreation Reserve.
• $250,000 for the installation of 200 lux LED lighting on the netball court, and 100 lux LED lighting on the oval at Victoria Park, Daylesford.

Member for Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that the Riddells Creek Rec Reserve and Victoria Park in Daylesford are among 12 facilities across Victoria to share in more than $2.5 million from the latest round of the Country Football and Netball Program.

The Program is a partnership with the AFL, AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria and has invested more than $21.30 million in over 165 country football and netball community infrastructure projects since 2014. It helps local councils replace and upgrade ageing grounds and facilities for football and netball clubs across rural and regional Victoria, because everyone deserves equal facilities no matter where they live.

Grants from the latest round include ground resurfacing, new ground and court lighting and the construction of new pavilions and netball courts.

This means the Riddell Bombers and the Daylesford Bulldogs will have room to grow and locals can get on the ground or court when they want, whether as a player, coach, umpire or volunteer.

The Victorian Budget 2023-24 is providing more than $213 million to deliver and improve community sports infrastructure and support initiatives that boost participation and inclusion in local sports clubs and organisations.

The new Regional Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is also investing up to $60million to help local clubs update their infrastructure and facilities to welcome more people to community sport and recreation.

More than $1.9 billion has been invested by the Allan Labor Government into community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014.

Member for Macedon acknowledges Macedon Ranges Shire Council and the Riddells Creek Recreation Reserve Consultative Committee for their significant contribution to the project.

For more information visit sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas
“Footy, netball and cricket clubs are the heart and soul of Macedon.”

“This boost will go a long way to helping the mighty Riddell Bombers and the Daylesford Bulldogs cater for the growing number of people keen to get involved in grassroots sport,providing more opportunities for locals to get active and play the sport they love."

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