Planning ahead for female sports in Hurstbridge

Funding has been secured to develop plans for female friendly facilities at Ben Frilay Oval in Hurstbridge.

Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green, visited the oval today to announce the Andrews Government will provide $10,000 to the Hurstbridge Football and Netball Club for infrastructure planning for a new or refurbished pavilion.

“Our Government is committed to getting Victorian’s active and involved by funding better sports facilities that more people can use,” Ms Green said.

Ben Frilay oval is home to Hurstbridge Football and Netball Club.

The football club has a long history in Hurstbridge dating back 104 years. The netballers joined the club a few years ago and have been steadily building their numbers.

Ms Green said the old pavilion at the reserve lacks decent facilities for female players, which in turn makes it hard for the club to attract and retain female players.

“For too long, Hurstbridge has been held back by an ageing pavilion and I’m really delighted the Andrews Government is helping the club to plan for upgraded facilities in the future,” Ms Green said.

“Revamped facilities will help the club cater for growing interest from women and girls, and give all players and administrators a modern clean safe and accessible environment,” she said.

“The Andrews Government is proudly investing in grassroots sports so we can all enjoy healthier and more active lifestyles,” Ms Green said.

A master plan for the oval will include the development of female friendly facilities accommodating female players and umpires.


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