Caulfield Cobras Soccer Club and West Bentleigh Cricket Club are set to benefit from a $221,375 grant from the Andrews Labor Government which will be used to refurbish the ageing pavilion at Victory Park.
Minister for Sport John Eren today joined Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos to announce the park’s changerooms will soon be female friendly thanks to the Labor Government’s Female Friendly Facilities Fund.
Victorian sports clubs are the lifeblood of our suburbs and they deserve modern, accessible and safe facilities, which the Labor Government is providing.
The pavilion upgrades will provide much needed female friendly facilities for the club to grow its female membership and provide a great venue for local sport and recreation as well as community groups.
The boost is part of the Labor Government’s commitment to promoting sports and active recreation and encouraging all Victorians to enjoy the sports they love.
Across Victoria we've invested more than $420 million in community sport and recreation facilities to get more people moving and help bring communities together.
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.
Mr Eren and Mr Staikos acknowledged Glen Eira City Council’s for its commitment and financial contribution to the project.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren
“This is a great example of how we’re making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for all Victorians.”
“We’re giving local communities the facilities they need so more locals can play the sports they love.”
Quote attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos
“Congratulations to the Cobras and West Bentleigh – this boost will support the growing number of people in Bentleigh keen to get involved in local sport and recreation.“
Reviewed 19 August 2020