NovoFit is an exciting and dynamic new company born from two of Australia’s leading commercial fitness equipment suppliers. NovoFit combines over 45 years of industry expertise, delivering state…read more
New football facilities opened in Geelong
The recently upgraded Lara United Football Club has officially opened offering its players more space and increased comfort. The upgrades also meet Football Victoria standards, giving it an improved ability to attract more girls and women to participate.
The $950,000 upgrade has been co-funded by the City of Greater Geelong ($850,000) and the Victorian Government via its ‘Change our Game’ fund ($100,000).
Works include new female friendly changerooms, a kitchen, social space and first aid room.
Lara United is a growing community club with more than 260 active players from miniroo to senior level, with around 40% of these players being female.
Through a partnership with Leisure Networks, Lara United is also making a positive impact in the community by improving access to soccer for people of all abilities.
Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood noted "the impact of strong grassroots sporting clubs on the overall health and wellbeing of our local communities can’t be undersold.
“With these facilities, Lara United now has a better chance of attracting junior girls to the sport and developing them all the way through to senior level, where hopefully some will go on to even bigger things.”
Councillor Kylie Grzybek added “the council was proud to make a major investment in these new facilities that will help Lara United become an even better place to play and socialise, especially for girls and women.
“The club had been finding it impossible to fit everyone in, with some teams having to change in the car park. They now have enough space for two matches to be played at the same time, with girls and boys able to play side-by-side and change separately in modern, comfortable facilities.
“We thank the state government for its investment in the 'Change Our Game' project delivering female-friendly built environments and equitable facility usage policies, in particular in Lara through its funding contribution for this project.”
Image (from left): City of Geelong Councillor Kylie Grzybek, local MP and former Victorian Sports Minister John Eren, Lara United FC President Aaron Pettman and Geelong Councillor Anthony Aitken at the opening of the new facilities.
14th August 2019 - Western United FC launches inaugural membership program
7th August 2019 - Major sporting facilities upgrade completed at Belmont Lions Sports Club
1st August 2019 - Logan school facilities unlocked for community club sport
26th June 2019 - Revitalised Fremantle netball hub gets official opening
28th March 2019 - Football Victoria reveals future plans and new board appointments
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
The Jump Pad is a safe, flat inflatable made in a variety of sizes which can be used indoor or outdoor. From 3mx3m up to a whopping 9mx21m. Markets include Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, schools,…read more
Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…read more
TJS Services is a leading national facility services provider. We deliver quality cleaning, maintenance, construction and facility management services to over 1,500 sites Australia wide. Our…read more
Trisley's Hydraulic Services P/L (THS) are a specialised pool company dealing with all aspects of the commercial swimming pool industry, including the installation and servicing from the smallest…read more
At EventPro Software, we are proudly different from our industry competitors. We have a development-driven culture and 20 years’ experience in event, venue, and catering management software,…read more
Leisure Concepts brings the world’s best fitness equipment brands to Australasia including Eleiko, Atlantis Strength and Merrithew Pilates. With a huge variety of treadmills,…read more
Activating skyscapes for tourism, art, leisure and living TouchCloud Global (TCg) is a highly specialised international consultancy, broker and principal, devoted solely to activating and energising…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!