The Valleys Lifestyle Centre will receive a $250,000 grant from the state government to upgrade its facilities as part of a boost to women’s sport.
Upgrades and the construction of family friendly change rooms at the Centre are the intended use of the grant.
The state government hascommitted $7.2 million towards improving women’s facilities on top of the $14m already pledged in this year’s state budget.
Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock said upgrades to facilities for females at The Valleys would help drive participation numbers in the region.
“I’m pleased the Clare Valley Lifestyle Centre is included among the grant recipients for this important sports funding program,” he said.
“It is exciting to see the rate at which the number of females in sport is growing, and this program will only encourage even more girls and women to sign up to their local sporting club.
“Sporting clubs and organisations are an important part of all regional communities, it is vital we help provide female participants with top quality change rooms and amenities.”
Recreation and Sport Minister Leon Bignell said the state government was committed to providing women the same access to quality facilities as those available to men, especially in regional areas.
“It’s fantastic this program supports clubs all over the state – and particularly in regional areas where access to sport is so important in local communities.”
Female participation in sport has grown rapidly in the state as the latest figures show almost 120,000 girls and women are registered with sporting clubs in South Australia.