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Guide aims to make sport more welcoming for Victorian women

Guide aims to make sport more welcoming for Victorian women
September 20, 2016

A simple-to-use online guide aims to help Victorian sporting clubs, councils, architects and designers make grassroots facilities more welcoming for women and girls.

Having provided $10 million to enhance women’s change rooms at facilities across the Victoria, the single biggest investment in women’s participation in sport by an Australian state government, the Victorian Government’s Female Friendly Sports Infrastructure Guide, provides the latest tips, tools and techniques to build or repair sports facilities for the record numbers of women and girls taking to the pitch.

The simple-to-use online guide will help sporting clubs, councils, architects and designers make grassroots facilities more welcoming for women and girls.

Introducing the Guide, Victorian Minister for Sport John Eren explained “(Victoria has) some of the highest participation rates in the nation, and it’s women and girls leading the charge.

“Participation rates are up in football, soccer and netball, and more than 50,000 women or girls play a form of cricket.

“But even though women and girls are joining community sport in record numbers, too often their change rooms are out-of-date or non-existent. It’s antiquated and it’s unfair, but we’re changing that.”

The guidelines aim to help clubs, councils and communities embarking on infrastructure upgrades that are equal for everyone. They focus on three key areas: Facility Planning and Design, Maximising Use and Policy to Drive Change.

Minister Eren concluded “the Female Friendly Sports Infrastructure Guide puts the power in the hands of clubs, councils builders and architects to make a big difference Victorians.”

For more information go to www.sport.vic.gov.au/female-friendly-sport-infrastructure-guidelines

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