Upper Hunter netball clubs encouraged to apply for Woolworths Pick Fresh Play Fresh grants

Netball clubs and associations across the Upper Hunter are being encouraged to apply for a share of Woolworths' $250,000 Pick Fresh Play Fresh Grants for 2021.

SCORE: Visit pickfreshplayfresh.netball.com.au to apply for a Woolworths Pick Fresh Grant.

SCORE: Visit pickfreshplayfresh.netball.com.au to apply for a Woolworths Pick Fresh Grant.

There are 85 grants of up to $10,000 available, with a focus on helping clubs give young players healthy and fresh nutrition at training and on match days.

Applicants are encouraged to nominate how they'll use the money to help their clubs to pick fresh; from new fridges or juicers right up to a full canteen makeover.

Former Australian Diamonds captain, Liz Ellis, has helped launch the campaign.

"As a parent, I know what a battle it can be to get kids to choose healthy options," she said.

"Netball clubs play a huge role in helping young players form healthy habits for life, not just on the court but through the nutrition they provide.

"Woolworths Pick Fresh Play Fresh Grants are there to provide a helping hand to clubs right across the country and I encourage as many clubs as possible to apply."

Woolworths Group Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Hicks, said the program was about helping children across Australia make health food choices for later in life.

"We recognise how important sport can be in shaping kids' behaviour for life and we're proud to have invested almost a million dollars to date to support grassroots netball through our partnership with the sport," Mr Hicks said.

"Our Pick Fresh Play Fresh Grants are designed to help netball clubs who want to provide healthier options for their young players."

Entries are open now until Sunday, August 15 and grants winners will be announced during the week of August 23.

Visit pickfreshplayfresh.netball.com.au to apply for a Woolworths Pick Fresh Grant.