Armidale Physie Club will invest in new performance wear for its members after taking out the July round of the #GreaterNewEngland community funding program.
The club has received $3000 for winning the public vote, while the runners up, Oxley Community Transport Services Inc and Curlewis Country Women’s Association, have each received $1000 from Greater Bank.
Armidale Phyise Club trains at Minimbah Primary School, with its 80 to 100 members aged from 2 to 70 competing locally as well travelling to events around the state.
Armidale Physie Club Associate, Charlotte Williams, said they are delighted to get the support from the #GreaterNewEngland community funding program.
“It’s really exciting to receive it. We've always danced in leotards and recently our governing body BJP have released a new performance wear range which provides options of leggings and tops . This change has given women a greater choice in what they are able to wear in class or whilst competing,” Charlotte said.
“This funding will allow us to buy our performance wear for the senior members of the club to wear while we compete in team events. It will not only look sporty and fresh, but it will also assist wih our members feeling comfortable while performing..”
Charlotte said the club’s normal fundraising activies have been disrupted for the past 18 months due to COVID restrictions, so receiving this funding is a wonderful boost to the club
“The funding is very timely for the club and we thank Greater Bank for making it possible. I feel honoured to be able to share this sport especially with upcoming generations, enabling them to become strong confident women, which are values that I have learnt from Physie.”
Charlotte Williams, Armidale Physie Club Associate
Greater Bank’s Regional Sales Manager, Will Boyd, said that local sporting groups like Armidale Physie Club are integral to the local community.
“Armidale Physie Club plays an important role in helping girls and women in the New England region develop their skils, fitness and confidence, as well as providing a forum for them to come together on a regular basis,” Will said.
“It’s great for community spirit and it’s very pleasing that #GreaterNewEngland funding can help the club maintain its activies throughout the year.”
Voting for the August round of the #GreaterNewEngland funding program is now open with a share of $5000 up for grabs. The nominees are Centacare New England North West, Armidal Mens Shed and Walhallow Public School P&C Breakfast Club.
The public can cast their vote online at greater.com.au/greaternewengland or by visiting a Greater Bank branch. Voting closes at 5pm on Wednesday, 1 September 2021.