Mo­tion to col­lect sports stats passed

Guardian Express - - NEWS -

DATA will be col­lected from City of Vin­cent sport­ing clubs to de­ter­mine the ra­tio of male to fe­male mem­bers.

Coun­cil­lor Su­san Gon­taszewski’s mo­tion to ob­tain the de­tails to in­form strate­gies to im­prove par­tic­i­pa­tion and ac­ces­si­bil­ity by women and girls was passed unan­i­mously last month.

In­for­ma­tion will be col­lected as part of a cur­rent re­view passed in May this year of the sports­ground sea­sonal hire fees and charges, which is ex­pected to be re­ported to coun­cil by Oc­to­ber.

Cr Gon­taszewski said she thought lo­cal gov­ern­ment had a role to play in fa­cil­i­tat­ing eq­ui­table ac­cess to sports grounds and fa­cil­i­ties so that ev­ery­body had ac­cess to sport­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Cr Matt Buck­els sug­gested that the City en­gage with youths di­rectly in fu­ture and ask them what sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties they would like.

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