LETTER TO THE EDITOR
IN the days of gender equality, have we forgotten about the male gender?
I have been searching for funding or a grant to help my 13-year-old son in his chosen sport.
The club he belongs to offers him four hours of training a week, while the girls at his age and level are offered 8.5 hours a week.
As he is the only boy training at his level, understandably the club cannot see financial viability in coaching one-on-one, and combining him with the girls seems too difficult.
Hence why I am looking for funding.
I don't want him to regress in his skills. When speaking to Sports and Recreation Victoria about available grants, they informed me that there was a grant that could suit called 'Gender Equality in Victorian Sport and Recreation Pilot Program'.
Looking further into the selection for this, we found my son not eligible.
Why? He is a boy.