Labor investing in Perth women's sport
26 Jun 2016
LABOR CANDIDATE FOR PERTH
A Shorten Labor Government will invest $50,000 towards construction of women’s change rooms at Perth Soccer Club as part of Labor’s support for women in local sports.
The funds will go towards the Perth Soccer Club’s long-planned female change rooms, which will help to double the number of girls at the club and allow Dorrien Gardens to become a more inclusive hub for local events.
“As a father of two young girls, I know how important it is that girls have the same opportunities in sports – and that requires the facilities to make them feel welcome,” Labor candidate for Perth Tim Hammond said.
“The addition of two women’s change rooms to complement the existing men’s facilities will really take this club to the next level, creating a more welcoming environment for girls and women looking to get involved in soccer.
“The club wants to double the number of girls on its teams each year for three years, and these change rooms will help make that goal a reality.
“The change rooms will allow the club to host mixed and women’s-specific social competitions, boosting the vibrant community feel to the club.
“I am proud to have secured this federal commitment to ensure Perth Soccer Club can grow into the future, with Perth women and girls at the heart of the community.”