Tweed sports clubs and the Council should apply for a share of a massive $50 million Nationals in NSW Government fund to build better sports infrastructure for women, Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest has declared.
“It is time for a change in our approach to sportswomen’s changing facilities – borrowing the club board room or kitchen is not good enough in 2021,” Mr Provest said.
“Local women’s increasing participation in team sports like the football codes has led to a demand for female facilities and not all Tweed clubs have been financially able to respond. Now they can.”
“The Nationals in Government are investing $50 million from our $100 million Stronger Country Communities Fund, which is part of the $2 billion Regional Growth Fund, a revenue stream only available to communities in regional NSW.”
Mr Provest’s message was echoed by NSW Minister for Women, Bronnie Taylor who said getting facilities up to date, particularly women’s change rooms, will ensure all female athletes are supported to take part in a wide range of sports, including once male dominated codes.
“Facilities designed exclusively for women should be standard and this funding will help women all over rural and regional NSW overcome a major hurdle and feel empowered to play the sports they love with comfort and confidence,” Mrs Taylor said.
Applications have just opened and will close on 25 June 2021. For more information, go to: www.nsw.gov.au/SCCF