Sunbury Lions Football Netball Club will soon have the ultimate upgrade with game changing netball facilities on the way at Sunbury Recreation Reserve.

Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today announced a $150,000 investment from the Victorian Government’s Country Football and Netball Program towards the project.

This $390,330 project in partnership with Hume City Council will see the current netball court at Sunbury Recreation Reserve be redeveloped into two separate netball courts with new lighting, fencing and shelters included in the upgrade.

The Country Football and Netball Program is a partnership with Netball Victoria, the AFL, and AFL Victoria and was established in 2005 to help netball and football clubs across the state meet growing demand and welcome even more members.

So far the program has delivered more than $30 million to more than 500 projects.

Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence recently announced the next round of the Country Football and Netball Program with grants of up to $200,000 available to deliver projects such as redeveloping and building new ovals and netball courts, installing sports lighting, and building new and redeveloped pavilions.

Applications for the next round of the program close on 1 December 2021 and for more information or to apply online, visit

This announcement of more support for country football and netball clubs, combined with a fourth round of the Community Sport Survival Package and outcomes of the Together More Active Program, take the Government’s support for community sport this week alone to $23 million.

Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull

“I’m proud to be part of a Government that recognises the importance of investing in community sport facilities that benefit local communities and clubs.”

“Clubs have persevered throughout the pandemic and I hope this upgrade encourages more participation in the years to come.”

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