Coun­cil­lor's Col­umn

Eastern Reporter - - News - Cr Michelle Suther­land

Women in the Sport­ing Frame

I'm a big ad­vo­cate for sport­ing clubs in our area and re­cently we've seen new women's sports teams be­ing formed in soc­cer, rugby and foot­ball leagues in the City. It's im­por­tant that women feel in­cluded in sports they want to play.

The City's in­vest­ment in com­mu­nity sports is sig­nif­i­cant. We are cur­rently up­grad­ing some of our sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties in the City in­clud­ing the No­randa Ath­let­ics track which re­cently re­ceived $66,000 of Com­mu­nity Sport­ing and Recre­ation Fa­cil­i­ties fund­ing from the De­part­ment of Sport and Recre­ation and was en­dorsed by the City in this year's bud­get.

The fund­ing will go to­wards up­grad­ing the flood­light­ing around the ath­let­ics track to al­low ath­let­ics, soc­cer and com­mu­nity users to bet­ter utilise the track for train­ing.

Ad­di­tional cap­i­tal items in­clude im­prove­ments to the run­ning track and cur­rent ath­let­ics track which are planned for the next fi­nan­cial year.

Sport is an im­por­tant part of the City of Bayswa­ter and our ac­tive 'Gar­den City' life­style and it is im­per­a­tive that we keep our sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties as up to date as pos­si­ble so they can be fully en­joyed by the com­mu­nity.

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