Kingston’s number one venue for netball is set to become female friendly thanks to $500,000 from the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Sport John Eren today announced that Dales Park will receive a new female friendly pavilion thanks to the Labor Government’s Female Friendly Facilities Fund.
With over 1,500 members, the Kingston District Netball Association based at Dales Park is more popular than ever but the 13 clubs are struggling with an outdated pavilion.
The new pavilion will come complete with two female friendly change rooms, umpires change room, public toilets, first aid room, canteen, kitchen, administration office, community room, meeting room, umpire duty room, balcony, gym and storage space.
The Female Friendly Facilities Fund is part of the Labor Government’s strong commitment to sports and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active.
It’s backed by almost half a billion dollars in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to ensure sport and active recreation continue to be accessible to everyone regardless of gender or location.
Minister Eren acknowledged Kingston City Council and Kingston District Netball Association for its commitment and financial contribution to the project.
As noted by Minister for Sport John Eren
“Women deserve the same opportunities as men, and with record numbers of women and girls signing up to play local sport, we’re making sure our facilities are up to scratch here in Oakleigh South and all over Victoria.”
“We want all Victorians to have access to high quality facilities regardless of where they live or what gender they are.”
As stated by Member for Clarinda Hong Lim
“These improvements at Dales Park will provide more opportunities for the local community to get active and a home for league and club volunteers to assist the players and enjoy the sport they love.”
As stated by Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos
“It’s wonderful to see so many people using Dales Park, and we want to ensure the clubs that call it home have the facilities they need to grow.”
As stated by Head of the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation Dr Bridie O’Donnell
“Providing modern facilities is an important factor in increasing participation for Victorian women and girls – I welcome this funding boost which will inspire more females to join in the fun in Oakleigh South.”