Cranbourne MP Pauline Richards has announced a financial boost for the Casey Demons Football Club to help it thrive in the restructured VFL competition.
Casey Demons has scored a $65,000 grant from the Victorian Government’s Strengthening Victoria’s AFL Development Pathways Program.
The near $1 million program is helping nine Victorian clubs to manage the extra costs of staying Covid-safe and playing games in New South Wales and Queensland as part of the expanded competition.
Funding of $130,000 has been granted to the six stand-alone VFL clubs, also including Coburg, Frankston, the Northern Bullants, Port Melbourne, Williamstown and Werribee.
Funding of $65,000 has been granted to three AFL-affiliated VFL clubs Box Hill Hawks, Casey Demons and Sandringham.
Victoria’s VFL clubs were significantly impacted by the cancellation of the 2020 VFL season and disruption to the 2021 season.
It’s expected the funding will help the Casey Demons Football Club and other Victorian VFL clubs with the interstate travel costs required as part of the restructured competition, and the costs of staying Covid-safe.
“The Casey Demons have a long and famous history and are a much-loved part of the community,” Ms Richards said.
“This support will help the club stay Covid-safe and thrive in the expanded VFL competition to the benefit of local players, volunteers and supporters.”