Female friendly sport facilities
The Victorian Government is committed to increase the number of women and girls participating in sport and active recreation, from grassroots through to senior leadership roles.
In Victoria, women’s participation in sport and active recreation is booming. Across Victoria there has been 327 new women and girls Australian Rules football teams pull on the boots this year alone as well as record figures of 88,000 women and girls playing cricket in the state including 150 new junior girl’s teams in 2016-17.
However, research also indicates that one of the reasons more women and girls aren’t getting involved is because the physical infrastructure isn’t welcoming and inclusive.
In the recent state budget, the Victorian Government has committed an additional $15 million to improve sports and recreation facilities to make them inclusive of women and girls. Using this funding as a lever to also change cultures and attitudes, the fund requires recipients to show what else they will do to ensure that their club will actively encourage women and girls to get involved at their facilities, and stay involved.
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