Liberal candidate for Drummoyne, Stephanie Di Pasqua, welcomes the Perrottet Liberal Government’s announcement today that Concord’s Queen Elizabeth Park will receive a $500,000 upgrade under a re-elected NSW Liberal Government to improve facilities for local women and girls soccer.
“This investment by the Perrottet Liberal Government in our local community will not just deliver upgraded facilities but also empower the growth of local supporting clubs.” Ms Di Pasqua said.
“Concord’s Queen Elizabeth Park ground is home to Russell Lea Women’s Soccer Club, the only female sports club in the Canterbury District, and set to benefit from the cash injection.
“When women and girls feel comfortable they are more likely to stick with their chosen sport, and this upgrade will ensure the club has fit-for-purpose facilities so more women and girls in our community can join in.”
Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said this investment will deliver improved lighting, new clubhouse facilities and female change rooms, to support growth in female participation.
“We’re seeing huge numbers of women and girls getting involved in sport across our state and these new female-friendly facilities will make sure local sport remains accessible to women and girls in the Inner West.” Mr Henskens said.
“Investments like this in local community sport infrastructure are only possible because of the Liberal Government’s long-term economic plan to keep NSW moving forward.”
Russell Lea Women’s Soccer Club President Mariam Fabia said these upgraded female-friendly facilities would increase girls’ participation in soccer.
“This investment by the NSW Government will help give our members fresh, fit-for-purpose facilities that will encourage women and girls to get involved and stay involved,” Ms Fabia said.
Since 2017, the NSW Liberal Government has invested more than $2 billion in grassroots community sport infrastructure and programs across the state, including over $600 million in female sporting facilities.