Ashfield Pirates Football Club hailing from the Canterbury District Soccer Football Association, have welcomed the federal election result over the weekend with Mr Anthony Albanese being sworn in as the 31st Prime Minister of Australia with Hammond Park set to receive a $300,000 upgrade.
Following Labor candidate Sally Sitou winning the key inner-west Sydney seat of Reid, the Labor Party made an election commitment to the Ashfield Pirates FC and their members of $300,000 to deliver an equaliser at Hammond Park.
The goal of #equaliser is for all football facilities to be equal, promoting equivalent services and access for everyone.
Hammond Park is currently not a female friendly venue much like the 76% of other football venues across NSW.
The funding will be put towards upgrading the current change rooms and amenities to make them female friendly, secure, and safe to use for everyone.
This funding will help the club leverage further funding to achieve the required $2.8 million over the next three years to make further identified upgrades at Hammond Park.
With less than 450 days till the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, funding for female friendly facilities are vital to ensure that football can keep up with the expected demand of football.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 will turbo-charge female participation in Australia.
Facility enhancements such as this equaliser at Hammond Park across NSW and Australia will enable the largest participated sport in Australia to produce the future Matilda’s that our young girls aspire to.