NEW FEMALE-FRIENDLY FACILITIES FOR THOMSON

Thomson Football Netball Club will have modern dedicated female-friendly change rooms under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government.       

While more women and girls are signing up to play local sport than ever before, many facilities were built in a bygone era where change rooms for females were in poor condition or in many cases didn’t exist. 

Labor is changing that and levelling the playing field – because every player deserves equal access to equal facilities.

That is why Labor will invest $500,000 to build new female-friendly facilities at Thomson Recreational Reserve.    

This investment will help Thomson Cricket Club field its first girl’s side in the 2019/20 season, while allowing other local clubs in the area to use the space.  

With this upgrade from Labor, local clubs – and the community – will have the great sporting facilities they deserve.   

Today’s commitment builds on the Andrews Labor Government’s investments to provide a defibrillator to Triathlon Victoria’s GPC Squad in Thomson, as well as upgrading nearby grounds, changerooms and pavilions.  

While the Liberals cut funding for hospitals and schools, and closed TAFE campuses – only Labor will invest in the projects our community really needs.  

The Labor Government has delivered the biggest investment in women’s and community sport in Victoria’s history, with $420 million dedicated to grassroots sports.            

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren

“We’re proud to be building the first ever dedicated female change rooms for the mighty Tigers at Thomson Recreation Reserve.”   

“Only Labor will deliver great local sporting facilities for families in Geelong – creating the space they need to grow, attract more members and win coveted silverware.” 

Quotes attributable to Member for Geelong Christine Couzens 

“Women deserve the same opportunities as men – and with more women and girls donning the Tigers jumper – we’re making sure our facilities are up to scratch right here in Thomson.”         

“This investment is not just in bricks and mortar, but in our future female sporting champions.”