Female friendly facilities funding for Cobram
Published on 26 October 2018
A $472,830 grant from the state government will go towards building female friendly facilities at the soon to be constructed Cobram Community Soccer Pavilion.
Mayor Libro Mustica said this grant came from the Victorian Government’s Female Friendly Facilities Fund and will benefit all players of soccer, netball and basketball, as well as all participants of school sporting events at Apex Reserve.
“Women and girls are signing up to play local sport in record numbers,” Cr Mustica said.
“But many facilities were built in a bygone era where change rooms for females were poor or didn’t exist.
“This project will provide a safe and comfortable environment for females to shower and change after participating in training and matches.
“It will also assist in retaining and increasing female participation.
“Every player deserves equal access to high quality facilities and this grant will benefit every woman and girl who participates in sport and active recreation in the area.”
This grant is in addition to a $615,000 grant awarded earlier this year from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.
“This is a fantastic outcome for the Cobram community which has 10 Cobram Roar soccer teams and the 300 children that play in the junior league as well as servicing the netball courts and basketball stadium,” Cr Mustica said.
“Cobram soccer has been a thriving sport for 60 years and for all this time the club has been operating without decent clubrooms and changing facilities.
“This is a much needed project which will enable the sport and the club to grow as well as promoting healthy, active and inclusive lifestyles.”