Congratulations to the following clubs who have recently been approved for the Community Participation Funding grant from the Department of Sport and Recreation for Volleyball projects that increase participation and develop the skills of persons from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds. This funding is open year-round and grants are limited to $1000–$5000.
Rossmoyne Volleyball Club- Lynwood Intensive English Group CaLD Volleyball Program
This project was developed from a need to build on and continue running a Volleyball Program at the Intensive English Centre (IEC) at Lynwood Senior High School (LSHS). Communicare’s Get Active Project, funded by Department of Sport and Recreation, ran its Active Schools Program with VWA at Lynwood IEC in Term 1 and had immensely successful results with numbers averaging 32 students participating in volleyball each session.
Southern Cross Volleyball Club- Papua New Guinea Association of Western Australia(PNGAWA) Volleyball Program
This project was developed from a need from the Papua New Guinea community to get their members involved in sport to enable them to stay clear of drugs or alcohol as well as live positively healthy lifestyles. Southern Cross partnered with the PNGAWA to apply for this grant to help develop the skills of the PNGAWA members by introducing a new Volleyball Program. Some of the members will participate in official Volleyball WA coaching and refereeing courses as well as structured skills development clinics.
Perth Pinoy-Aus Sports Club Incorporated (PePSCI)- PePSCI Volleyball Program
This grant will be used to develop the capacity of the PePSCI Club members by introducing a new Volleyball Development Program where members can participate in structured skills clinics as well as VWA coaching and refereeing courses. The club has about 100 volleyball players from the Filipino community, however, the players and coaches have not received formal volleyball training.