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Woodside Football Netball Club has been granted $20,000 to upgrade the netball change rooms.

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester announced $20,000 from the Federal Government toward the $45,000 redevelopment of the netball changerooms, which will include new showers and kitchen.

Mr Chester visited the club this week and commended the volunteer committee for their efforts ahead of the pending football-netball season.

“All of our sporting and community clubs are dependent on skilled and committed volunteers prepared to devote their time and skills to creating opportunities for the local community,” Mr Chester said.

“I’m delighted that the Federal Government is able to provide some support to the volunteers at Woodside Football Netball Club through the #lovegippsland Stronger Communities Program, to assist the upgrade of the netball changerooms.

“Improved facilities will make it easier for the club to retain and recruit new members to the club.”

The netball facility is also used by the local tennis club and other community groups.

Club President Ashely Walpole thanked Mr Chester for his support of the club.

“Our 10 netball teams will appreciate the improved amenities that we now have the opportunity to complete,” Mr Walpole said.

Woodside plays its first game this weekend, March 30, at home against Rosedale.

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