Fresh funds for healthy habits at netball

Clubs like Kingaroy Netball cadets are encouraged to pitch an application for the funding. Picture: Jessica McGrath

Burnett netball clubs could secure a much needed boost with fresh funds for grassroots netball up for grabs.

Woolworths have up to $250,000 in Pick Fresh Play Fresh Grants for 2021.

In partnership with Netball Australia, the Woolworths grants program has supported more than 200 netball clubs with close to a million in funding support over the past two years.

This year, there are a further 85 grants of up to $10,000 available with a strong focus on helping clubs give young players healthy and fresh nutrition at training and on match days.

Applicants are encouraged to nominate how they’ll use the money to help their clubs pick fresh, from new fridges or juicers right up to a full canteen makeover.

Former Australian Diamonds Captain Liz Ellis helped launch the program.

“Netball clubs play a huge role in helping young players form healthy habits for life, not just on the court but through the nutrition they provide,” she said.

Woolworths Group Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Hicks said they were committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Australian kids.

“Our Pick Fresh Play Fresh Grants are designed to help netball clubs who want to provide healthier options for their young players,” he said.

In addition to netball, Woolworths supports grassroots cricket through the Woolworths Cricket Blast.

Entries are open until Sunday 15 August 2021 and grants winners will be announced the week of 23 August. To apply go to: