Menai Hawks and Oatley RSL netball clubs win Woolworths Pick Fresh Play Fresh Grants

Two netball clubs in St George and Sutherland Shire have each received $2000 grants as part of the Woolworths Pick Fresh Play Fresh Grants program.

Menai Hawks and Oatley RSL netball clubs each received one of the grants, which aim to help young netball players get more healthy, fresh nutrition at training and on match days.

Woolworths has provided more than $1 million funding to about 300 netball clubs over the past three years.

The $2000 grants have been awarded to 75 clubs across Australia to help shape positive behaviour and encourage young players to choose fresh food. A number of $10,000 grants were also awarded as part of the Australia-wide program.

To apply for a grant, clubs had to have a tangible project, activity or equipment in mind which would help kids eat more fresh food and positively impact the netball community .

Examples included a new fridge for the club house, regular fresh produce deliveries, visits and seminars from sports nutritionists, or revamping the club canteen.

"It can be hard to get kids to eat enough fresh fruit and vegetables, with only 4 per cent of Aussie kids getting enough fresh vegetables in their diets," a spokesman for the program said.

"Sport and sporting clubs can have a huge influence in shaping positive behaviour for life, and encouraging its members and young players to make healthy choices."