Upgrades to sports grounds deliver female-friendly facilities
The NSW Government will invest $25 million in a ground-breaking female sport facility program that aims to get more women and girls playing sport.
NSW Treasurer Matt Kean said the Community Female Friendly Sport Facilities and Lighting Upgrade Grants Program will see community sports facilities across NSW transformed into safer and more inclusive venues for females.
“This program will deliver female-friendly change rooms, amenities and lighting upgrades at grounds across the state to enable more women and girls to get involved in sport,” Mr Kean said.
“This is really important to us – that’s why the NSW Government committed $16.5 billion in the Budget over 10 years to supporting opportunities for women and children.”
Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the program was a game changer for women’s sport in NSW.
“Women’s sport is going from strength to strength across our state and this program will provide safer, more inclusive community sports facilities that our female athletes need and deserve,” Mrs Taylor said.
“I am proud to be part of a government that is removing barriers and inspiring more women and young girls to get involved in sport.”
Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said women’s sport is growing in popularity and this investment in community infrastructure and facilities will accelerate the number of girls and women playing sport.
“The recent Commonwealth Games highlighted the depth of talent in women’s sport. The upcoming FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup will see Sydney host the world’s best players in September and inspire the next generation of female athletes,” Mr Henskens said.
“By investing in our sport communities to help boost female participation, we will ensure any young girl or woman who wants to lace up a boot, pick up a ball or run around a track, will do so in a supportive environment.”
The Community Female Friendly Sport Facilities and Lighting Upgrades Grant Program will open in late 2022.