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Jessica, a teacher from Murray High recently spoke at our grants night about the impact the grant has made for the students.

The grant went towards providing sports uniforms for netball and football, as well as polo’s that can be worn for a range of sports.

Sport plays an important role in regional Australia. It brings communities together; contributes positively to community identity; promotes social interaction and community inclusion, and plays an important role in developing team and leadership skills.

The Murray High P&C Grant Story

In Jessica’s words…

Murray High School is a local Government secondary school located in a low socio-economic area within Lavington, who pride themselves on the young individuals who represent their school and the wider community at various sporting events across the region.

Murray High School was in dire need of new and upgraded sporting uniforms, as the current uniforms were extremely out dated and worn out. With the rise in popularity of AFLW, we saw a great opportunity to apply for some funding in order to purchase our inaugural girls AFL jumpers, which would create equality amongst the cohort.

In 2018, Murray High was fortunate enough to receive a generous grant from the Albury/Wodonga Connected Communities Grant evening. This grant allowed for new uniforms to be purchased for our MHS netball, soccer, touch football, league tag and AFL teams.

The new uniforms undoubtedly enhanced the prosperity of the students who are regularly representing Murray High School in various sporting events as well as the wider school community.

It’s so great to see and hear the positive impact and how our grants help connect our communities.

If you want to get involved, its as easy as banking with Bendigo Bank Albury, Lavington or Wodonga and tagging your accounts with Albury Wodonga Connected Communities.