Sporting scholarships available to Benalla women

By Benalla Ensign

The Victorian Government is calling for applications for scholarships of up to $10 000 for women looking to pursue leadership and development roles in sport and active recreation in Benalla.

State Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said local clubs and sporting bodies were encouraged to identify emerging female leaders who would benefit from the popular Change Our Game Scholarship Program.

"This is a great opportunity for women in Northern Victoria to help shape the sporting agenda," Ms Symes said.

"Sport is an integral part of our community and the Andrews Labor Government is proud to play its part in helping emerging female leaders enhance their skills and gain new opportunities.”

Scholarships range from $2000 to $10 000 with applications to be submitted on behalf of individuals by state sport and recreation bodies, regional sports assemblies and local government authorities.

The Change Our Game Scholarship Program flows from the state government’s drive to increase the number of women and girls involved in off-field decision making roles in sport and active recreation.

The program has so far enabled more than 100 women working and volunteering in sport and recreation to access professional learning and development opportunities.

The scholarships are part of the government’s $7.2 million Change Our Game initiative aimed at levelling the playing field for women and girls in sport and recreation.

Change Our Game Scholarship Program applications close on October 4.

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