Girls kicking goals with new facilities at McKinnon Reserve

A $200,000 upgrade of McKinnon Reserve pavilion is on the way to provide much needed female facilities.

Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos announced today that the Andrews Labor Government will be contributing $100,000 towards the project, delivered in partnership with Glen Eira Council. The project will redevelop the existing change rooms and amenities to provide facilities for women and girls.

McKinnon Reserve is the home of St Paul’s Football Netball Club, St Paul’s Junior Football Club and McKinnon Cricket Club – each of which have female players.

Grassroots clubs are the lifeblood of our towns and they deserve modern, accessible and safe facilities – we promised them and are now getting on with delivering them.

The Labor Government has already invested $120 million in its Community Sports Infrastructure Fund, which helps clubs rejuvenate tired grounds and ageing clubrooms.

Labor is working hard to improve gender equality in sport, and has recently appointed Dr Bridie O’Donnell as head of Victoria’s first Office for Women in Sport and Recreation to help make it happen.

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.

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.

Quotes attributable to Nick Staikos MP

“We’re working hard to give more locals the opportunity to play the sports they love, and embrace a more active and healthy lifestyle.”

“The clubs at McKinnon Reserve each have female players and will now have better facilities to accommodate them.”

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