Sport is something of a national obsession in Australia, and Brunswick is no exception.
Whether you partake or support, sport and recreation clubs are a great way to meet new people, get involved in the community and keep active for good health.
It was perhaps these aspects that encouraged the Victorian government's decision to dedicate $1.4million to upgrade sports facilities over the next three years.
"Not only are these sport facilities important for our sporting teams but they are essential to offer everyone the opportunity to stay healthy and enjoy our open space," said Moreland Mayor Cr Meghan Hoppe.
These positive prospects will all contribute to a happier community in Brunswick.
The state spending can be justified just by looking at the number of Australians involved in sport.
Between 2009 and 2010, nearly 64 per cent of Australians aged 15 years or over had participated in sport or physical recreation, according to a survey from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
In the initial rollout, almost 300 sports and recreation clubs are set to benefit with grants of up to $3,000 each.
"We want to encourage more Victorians to be active, to get out and about, and to enjoy sports and recreation, so I'm very pleased to announce these grants for clubs across the state," said Minister for Health Jill Hennessy.
The funding is intended to make clubs safer and more accessible by providing fundamental equipment like bats, uniforms, balls and items to prevent or manage injuries, such as first-aid kits and safety gear.
The state funding will mean improved sporting facilities, which will likely have a positive impact on real estate in Brunswick.
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