Killarney Vale AFL Club will benefit from $300,000 in funding to construct designated female and umpire change-rooms, thanks to the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the funding would encourage greater participation from the community in sport.
“Two change-rooms for the exclusive use of female teams, as well as an umpire’s room, will be made possible by this $300,000 in funding,” Mr Crouch said.
“AFL is rapidly becoming one of the most popular sports across the Central Coast and I am proud that this project will ensure females have the same amenities and access that males already enjoy.
“I want to congratulate the Club’s President Paul Forster for submitting such a fantastic funding application, and the NSW Government is proud to provide this funding.”
Killarney Vale AFL Club President Paul Forster said it was a wonderful outcome for the Club.
“Female designated change rooms should be the norm rather than the exception at all sporting grounds. We hope that this will become the new standard for all sporting amenities not only across the Central Coast but all of Australia,” Mr Forster said.
“Females playing sport deserve it and we thank the NSW Government for sharing our vision to make this a reality.”
AFLNSW will also provide $100,000 for the project, to ensure a regional-standard building is achieved.
Central Coast Council also received over $900,000 in 2018 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund to upgrade the Club’s facilities, but is yet to spend the funds.
Applications for the next round of Infrastructure Grants open on Monday, 1 February 2021. For more information, go to: www.responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au.