Rockdale Ilinden FC have confirmed that the Ilinden Sports Centre will be receiving $1.3m for the construction of a new pavilion including womens change rooms as well as referee change rooms and a gym following a pledge made by the Anthony Albanese team in the lead-up to the Federal election.
This much needed facility will specifically cater for the club’s growing number of women’s teams.
The timing of this announcement is crucial.
Football Australia’s “equaliser” campaign was recently launched to ensure clubs have female friendly facilities and this project is a great example of that campaign bearing fruits.
It is also a key pillar in the Club’s ongoing push to finally secure a Girls SAP licence, and a women’s NPL licence.
Project timeframes will follow shortly.
In a press statement, the Ilinden club thanked a number of people that made this pledge possible.
“We wish to congratulate the Honourable Anthony Albanese MP and our local member, the Honourable Linda Burney MP- Member for Barton on their re-election to the Australian Parliament.
“The Club sincerely thanks the newly formed Albanese Government for its commitment to women’s football.
“We also wish to acknowledge and thank the ongoing support of our supportive Bayside Council, our State Members of Parliament and Football St George.”