All local and suburban football grounds must be reviewed to ensure they have adequate facilities for women to change and warm up before games.
Whilst women’s football has exploded in popularity in recent years, many of the grounds have been unable to provide dedicated and appropriate facilities for women.
Oliver Yates, Independent Candidate for Kooyong, yesterday toured the grounds of Hawthorn Amateur Football Club, and was shown the urgent need for an upgrade to include women’s change rooms.
The club has applied to Council for a grant and some money has been committed, but it is still not enough to provide separate change rooms for our female players.
“If elected, I will commit to seek funding to ensure that all women have adequate and appropriate rooms in which to change before they play football.
“Women’s football is fantastic and long overdue. It is great for the health and confidence, the moral and camaraderie of the team, and it brings enormous benefits to the community.
“We need to do a review to ensure facilities are appropriate, across the community. Women deserve their own change rooms, but many of these grounds were built before the women were playing the game in the numbers they do now.
“I am delighted to be able support local community clubs and associations like the Hawthorn Amateur Football Club. We need to quickly catch up and fund these new facilities,” said Mr Yates.
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