Frankston kicking goals with new female-sports facilities

Council, the Federal and State Government’s commitment to improving female sports facilities continues with works commencing on the Seaford North Soccer Pavilion.

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Council, the Federal and State Government’s commitment to improving female sports facilities continues with works commencing on the Seaford North Soccer Pavilion.

“This new facility will build on the success of the McClelland Reserve Soccer Pavilion, which has been showcased as a great example of how councils can redevelop sports facilities to make them more female-friendly,” said Frankston City Mayor Colin Hampton.

“Council recognises the importance of increasing female participation and leadership in sports for future generations and is committed to increasing and improving women’s involvement in sports and recreation as players, coaches, umpires and committee members,” said the Mayor.

The Seaford North Soccer Pavilion upgrade includes the following features:
•    2 change rooms
•    2 toilet and shower amenities
•    Accessible toilet with shower
•    First Aid room and
•    Additional storage

“These works follow a detailed review of the existing facility, where it was identified that additional change rooms and referee rooms were required to allow for more female participants and umpires,” said the Mayor.

“By building the appropriate facilities, we’re supporting giving more young girls and women a go when it comes to participating in sport.”

This has been a joint-funded project, with:
•    $557,874 contributed from Frankston City Council
•    $300,000 from Chris Crewther MP and the Federal Government, and
•    $100,000 committed from Sonya Kilkenny the State Government

“We are delighted that all levels of government have worked together to ensure that Seaford North will be in a position to support the current growth of female participants in soccer,” said the Mayor.

Chris Crewther MP, Federal Member for Dunkley, said “these female-friendly facilities will be of great benefit to members of Seaford Cricket Club and Seaford United Soccer Club, as well as other users.”

“Sport brings our community together. I love being able to deliver funding for our wonderful local clubs and I love supporting more girls and women in local sport,” said Sonya Kilkenny, State Member for Carrum.

According to the Mayor, these works are part of a bigger plan to future-proof female sport in our city, with four other female-friendly projects at local soccer pavilions under planning/construction.

Works at the Seaford North Soccer Pavilion are expected to be completed in December 2018.

ENDS

Media enquiries:
Frankston City Council: Natasha Duckett (03) 9768 1367
Mr Crewther: Laura Lloyd (03) 9781 2333

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