Changeroom cash boost
The State Government has thrown its support behind the South West Football League women’s competition by announcing funding towards a dedicated women’s facility for the Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault Football Club.
On Sunday, Premier Mark McGowan announced a $75,000 grant to help build the new women’s changeroom at the Brunswick Recreation Ground.
The funds will give the $225,000 project a welcome boost, with funding also coming from the Harvey Shire Council, the Alcoa Sustainability Fund as well as from the HBL Football Club.
“Providing dedicated changerooms will encourage more women and girls to get involved in local football, ensuring the league’s early success is supported and the club can continue to deliver positive physical and mental health benefits to the community,” Mr McGowan said.
Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray said country football clubs were an important community hub and it was important to include everyone who “wants to pull on the boots”.
“This project gives the HBL women’s side a dedicated home base from which they can build on their early success and continue to grow local participation,” he said.
Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke said we needed to work towards a future where inclusivity in sport is an everyday occurrence.
“This grant will help grow the great work that has already been done, and ensure our women’s football teams are strong, vibrant and ready to play,” she said.
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