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Growing Community Sports Clubs competition to give rural sporting clubs an $80,000 boost

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article image A new competition from Dow AgroSciences will provide funding for 20 regional sporting organisations

Dow AgroSciences Australia  is organising a competition for rural sporting clubs with an aim to promote good health and wellbeing within rural communities.
 
Rural sporting organisations are being encouraged to enter Dow AgroSciences’ Growing Community Sports Clubs competition for the chance to win a share of $80,000 worth of grants to spend on provisions for their club.
 
Explaining that sport is at the core of vibrant rural communities, with sporting clubs playing a big role in the wellbeing of Australians, George Saville, Dow AgroSciences Marketing Manager says that the company seeks to reach out to those often overlooked smaller clubs that make up the heart of rural communities across Australia and give them that bit of extra support.
 
A 2011 survey of broadacre farmers revealed that although they do four times more vigorous activity per week than the average Australian in their normal work day, only 16% of farmers aged 40-45 participated in team sport. This number significantly rose to 35% for younger farmers aged 18-39.
 
With the understanding that good health and wellbeing starts locally with participation in activities such as club sport, Dow AgroSciences looks to support sport at this level and hopes to get more people involved and active.
 
The competition is open to all rural sporting clubs and submissions can be lodged by the club itself, or by an individual with the club’s best interest in mind.
 
Entries can be made on the Dow AgroSciences Australia website by completing a submission in 200 words or less on why a $4,000 grant would make a real difference to a local sports club. The competition runs from 1 July to 30 September and 20 individual grants will be awarded nationally.
 
Submissions will be judged by a panel from the team at Dow AgroSciences, who will use set criteria to pick the best entries.

Winners will be presented with their cheques at a series of community BBQ events.

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