Craigieburn is set to host some of the best athletes from around Australia thanks to a $5,000 funding boost announced today from the Andrews Labor Government’s Significant Sporting Events Program to secure part of the ITF World Wheelchair Tennis Tour for Melbourne’s outer north.

Member for Yuroke Ros Spence MP today announced the funding boost from the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government $7.8 million Significant Sporting Events Program.

The event will be held in January 2018 at Hume Tennis and Community Centre in Craigieburn, attracting 50 of Australia’s best wheelchair tennis competitors. Spectators can look forward to an action-packed competition and a great atmosphere.

Sporting events like these play a big part in Victoria’s tourism economy which generates 210,000 jobs and more than $21 billion annually.

The Victorian Budget 2017/18 invested a further $332.8 million to improve sports facilities – from grassroots to elite – to cement Victoria as the sporting capital of the world.

Grants are available to support event organisers, state sporting associations, sporting venues or Local Government Authorities boost the profile and legacy of significant sporting events or assist with operational requirements.

For more information, visit www.sport.vic.gov.au