Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…read more
New funding to upgrade sport facilities for women in Western Australia
Upgrades at Wanneroo City Soccer Club and Hudson Park in the Perth suburb of Girrawheen will provide female-appropriate change rooms, in line with the Western Australian Government's commitment to build and retrofit community sport facilities to cater for both men and women.
Western Australian Government funding for Wanneroo City Soccer Club ($250,000), Hudson Park ($394,000), Hainsworth Park ($73,151) and Koondoola Park ($73,393) will see upgrades to these facilities.
Western Australia, like the rest of the country, struggles with outdated sporting infrastructure which only caters for men's teams. The lack of adequate female facilities regularly forces women to use public toilets, cars, bushes or the sidelines to change clothes in lieu of adequate change rooms.
Western Australian Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray stated "in this day and age women should have all the same opportunities as men when it comes to playing social sport, and I'm delighted we've been able to provide funding for these unisex facilities for these local clubs.
Local Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton added "soccer is gaining more and more popularity with women and as a local mother of three daughters, I know how important it is to have female-appropriate change rooms.
"Wanneroo City Soccer Club is going from strength to strength with 12 senior teams and 19 junior teams, and this upgrade will allow them to attract even more members.”
The funding will see Wanneroo City Soccer Club create six unisex change rooms for its 30-plus clubs to use. Hudson Park's new unisex change rooms will cater mainly for soccer and cricket.
Hainsworth Park and Koondoola Park will receive about $73,000 each to assist with the installation of floodlighting. Both parks are used by local soccer teams and the wider community.
Minister Murray concluded "I am delighted to deliver these important upgrades to Wanneroo, Girrawheen and surrounding areas. Grassroots sport is vital in fostering healthy, active communities and these upgrades will provide a much better experience for all local sportspeople."
All of these projects are led by the City of Wanneroo, with support from the Western Australian Government.
Image: NPL Football West Womens Division 1 action as Wanneroo City take on Stirling Panthers. Courtesy of Football West.
22nd February 2019 - Football participation reaches record levels
14th February 2019 - Western Australian parents urged to stay silent on the sidelines at junior sport
4th February 2019 - Modular designs meet demand for flexible sporting amenities
23rd January 2019 - Funding helps to promote sport participation in Western Australia
26th November 2018 - Community clubs across Western Australia receive funding boost
16th August 2017 - South Australian Government expands Female Facilities Program
29th September 2015 - Western Australia increases grant funding for regional pools
6th September 2015 - Wanneroo City Council looks to develop ocean pool at Quinns Beach
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.
Fitness On Demand™ is a market-leading developer of virtual group fitness products. Our innovative video delivery systems offer robust content and a simple-to-use, comprehensive web app. Fitness…read more
Ecoline is a highly experienced and skilled company that offers world-first technology in safety, protects the environment and provides a unique and challenging custom-made adventure and educational…read more
Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…read more
With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…read more
INTRODUCTION Abel Sports is Australia’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of Goal Posts, sports ground safety netting systems and coaches boxes for Stadiums ,Sports Clubs, Councils and…read more
Digonex is a leading provider of customised dynamic pricing solutions to clients in arts and entertainment, sport, attractions, cultural institutions and retail sectors. Digonex’s technology is…read more
Our team believes floors should be beautiful, comfortable, and engineered for safety, even when wet. Life Floor tiles meet six unique performance based standards: slip-resistance, impact absorption,…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!