DUFFY STREET RESERVE SCORES FEMALE FRIENDLY FACILITIES

The growing female ranks of Epping City Football Club can say goodbye to outdated change rooms, with the Andrews Labor Government supporting the construction of female friendly facilities at the club.

Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny today announced that Duffy Street Recreation Reserve’s facilities will be upgraded to support the growing number of women joining the clubs, thanks to over $131,000 from the Labor Government’s Female Friendly Facilities Fund.

The Epping City Football Club has one of the largest female soccer membership bases in Whittlesea – and the upgrade of the pavilion will provide two unisex change rooms for players and referees.

With more women and girls signing up to local sports teams than ever before, the Female Friendly Facilities Fund is part of the Labor Government’s commitment to sports and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get active.

The Labor Government has invested over $630 million in community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria since 2014.

Quotes attributable to Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny

“More women than ever before are signing up for local sports teams – but too many clubs are being held back by outdated or non-existent facilities. We’re proud to be making sport accessible to everyone in Epping.”