The pride of Coburg football, the National Premier League’s Moreland City are back better than ever thanks to the completion of a new female friendly pavilion at their Campbell Reserve home in Coburg.
Minister for Sport John Eren today joined club members to officially open the new pavilion, made possible thanks to a $1 million boost from the Andrews Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.
With over 350,000 participants state-wide and millions of fans tuning in to the recent World Cup, football is more popular than ever, especially amongst women and girls.
The new female friendly pavilion features four female friendly change rooms, female friendly umpires change room, players race and first aid room.
Not only will Moreland City Football Club reap the benefits, but nearby schools and community groups will also have access to the new pavilion.
The project also includes refurbishment of the two football pitches including irrigation, drainage and resurfacing with warm season grass which is underway.
Across Victoria the Labor Government has invested more than $420 million in community sport and recreation facilities, and earlier this year provided almost half a billion dollars in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to support sport and active recreation at all levels.
Mr Eren acknowledged Moreland City Council for its commitment and financial contribution to the project.
As stated 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 facilities are up to scratch here in Coburg 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 noted by Member for Brunswick Jane Garrett
“With inclusive facilities and female-friendly change rooms, more women and girls than ever will be playing sport and staying active at Campbell Reserve.”
As noted 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 these new facilities which will inspire more females to join in the fun in Coburg.”