New rooms at Dud­ley Cor­nell

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Fe­male users of Hor­sham’s Dud­ley Cor­nell Park are set to ben­e­fit from new change rooms.

Mem­ber for West­ern Vic­to­ria Jaala Pulford has an­nounced a $100,000 grant for the sport­ing cen­tre through the lat­est round of the State Govern­ment’s Com­mu­nity Sports In­fra­struc­ture Fund.

Hor­sham Ru­ral City Coun­cil ap­plied for the fund­ing and will over­see the project.

Ms Pulford said up­grades would in­clude two new change rooms and as­so­ci­ated ameni­ties.

“We’re work­ing hard to give more peo­ple in Hor­sham the op­por­tu­nity to play the sports they love and em­brace a more ac­tive and healthy life­style,” she said. “This boost will go a long way to­wards help­ing cater for the grow­ing num­ber of women keen to get in­volved in sport in Hor­sham.”

Ms Pulford said the govern­ment had in­vested $120-mil­lion in its Com­mu­nity Sports In­fra­struc­ture Fund, which helped clubs re­ju­ve­nate tired grounds and age­ing clu­b­rooms.

She said this in­cluded $14-mil­lion to build fe­male-friendly fa­cil­i­ties at recre­ation fa­cil­i­ties across the state.

Ms Pulford said the govern­ment was work­ing hard to im­prove gen­der equal­ity in sport.

“We are work­ing with coun­cils, lo­cal clubs and peak or­gan­i­sa­tions to ac­tively pro­mote in­clu­sive cul­tures, poli­cies and ini­tia­tives that pro­mote fe­male par­tic­i­pa­tion on and off the field,” she said.

“This is on top of other funds that are up­grad­ing grass­roots play­ing and train­ing fa­cil­i­ties to keep up with grow­ing par­tic­i­pa­tion rates in­clud­ing grants for aquatic cen­tres, mi­nor fa­cil­i­ties works and plan­ning grants.”

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