Casey Comets Score Stellar Soccer Pavilion

10 October 2018

The growing female ranks of the Casey Comets can say goodbye to changing in the back of the car thanks to $250,000 from the Andrews Labor Government’s Female Friendly Facilities Fund.

Minister for Sport John Eren made the announcement in Cranbourne today. The grant will transform the Casey Comets Football Club’s outdated change rooms in to a new female friendly pavilion.

With over 700 members and 38 teams, the Comets growing number of female players have been struggling with an outdated pavilion.

The project will transform four existing change rooms into female friendly facilities and also add two new female friendly change rooms, two umpires rooms, a store room, baby change facilities and upgrade the LED lighting.

The world game is more popular than ever with more than 350,000 participants across Victoria – that’s why the Labor Government is delivering the accessible, safe and modern facilities our growing communities need.

The Female Friendly Facilities Fund is part of the Labor Government’s strong commitment to sports and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active.

It’s backed by almost half a billion dollars in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to ensure sport and active recreation continue to be accessible to everyone regardless of gender or location.

Minister Eren acknowledged Casey City Council for its commitment and financial contribution to the project.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren

“Women deserve the same opportunities as men, and with record numbers of women and girls signing up to play local sport, we’re making sure our facilities are up to scratch here in Cranbourne and all over Victoria.”

“We want all Victorians to have access to high quality facilities regardless of where they live or what gender they are.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera

“It’s been wonderful to see the Casey Comets grow and welcome more female members, and these new facilities will ensure the club can keep growing as a community hub.”

“It’s no secret that I have been a huge fan of the Casey Comets over the years and I wish them every success.”

Quote attributable to Head of the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation Dr Bridie O’Donnell

"Providing modern facilities is an important factor in increasing participation for Victorian women and girls. I welcome today's funding boost which will inspire more females to join a club and join in the fun in Cranbourne."

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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