Holden and Sharni Layton a driving force for girls in sport
In an effort to inspire girls of all ages to give sport a go and realise their sporting potential, star netballer Sharni Layton in partnership with Holden Australia, is calling on sporting clubs across Australia to apply for a Home Ground Advantage grant.
This round of grants is dedicated to sporting clubs and community organisations that embrace and promote girls’ participation in sport, with applications closing 31 August.
“Holden Home Ground Advantage grants can help clubs provide the right equipment and facilities to get more girls involved in sport – either with a professional career in mind or just for the fun of it,” said Sharni.
“I will always be grateful for the opportunities given to me by my sporting clubs – from my days as a junior through to the elite level playing for Australia.
“Netball has helped me find my inner competitive nature and the appreciation of teammates,” Sharni added.
Sharni is supported by four other Australian female sporting stars calling for local clubs to apply for a Home Ground Advantage grant, including Australian Diamonds and ALFW player Ash Brazill, Jillaroo Ruan Sims and Iron Woman Jordan Mercer.
The Holden Home Ground Advantage program was launched in 2014 to help grassroots sport grow in Australia.
Holden’s new Chairman and Managing Director Dave Buttner said Holden was excited to play a role in helping girls reach their sporting potential with a financial boost from the program.
“We’re excited by supporting local communities.
“With over 120 sporting clubs across Australia already benefitting from Home Ground Advantage, it’s rewarding to see the positive impact of the program on both participants and the wider community,” he said.
Applications close 31 August and sporting clubs of all codes dedicated to increasing female participation are encouraged to apply.
Visit www.holden.com.au/homegroundadvantage for more information and to apply.