BUDDING soccer stars of the future in Girrawheen have scored a new batch of soccer kits this season.
Soccer players at Emmanuel Christian Community School have received a $1,000 grant from Bankwest, as part of the Bankwest Easy Grants program, allowing them to buy the much-needed new shirts
Sports teacher Will Cruz says the school’s three new soccer teams have all benefited from the grant.
“This Bankwest grant is great news for us here at Emmanuel, as it gives us the opportunity to provide our growing high school with new soccer uniforms for what is only our second ever season.
“Our soccer program provides students who couldn’t afford to play for a club, the opportunity to play soccer. It also provides breakfast on days we train for those students involved in the team,” he said.
Bankwest Head of Community Engagement Craig Spencer said Easy Grants are specifically designed to help communities and community groups at a grassroots level.
“Bankwest is committed to contributing to the development of our communities and our Easy Grants help local groups with funding for initiatives that strengthen community resilience and wellbeing,” Craig said.
The Bankwest Community grants program was first launched in 2012 and has been successful in supporting local community groups across Australia. Bankwest Easy Grants has supported over 1500 community groups from local schools to sporting clubs and emergency services.
You can apply for a grant or vote for your favourite community group at www.bankwest.com.au/easygrants.