Amour Park, home of the Revesby Rovers Football Club will receive $80,000 in funding from Labor Candidate Kylie Wilkinson if Labor is elected on Sunday 25 March.
Labor have committed funding towards the upgrade of the amenity building and changerooms at Amour Park.
Traditionally, sporting facilities were constructed to meet the needs of male participants. Present day, best practice sport facilities should provide a range of amenities that attract and sustain access for all.
In NSW, only 25% of football amenity buildings are female friendly, while in the electorate of East Hills, only 18% are female friendly.
The committed funding by Kylie Wilkinson will ensure girls in the Bankstown District Amateur Football Association (BDAFA) can participate in football safely and securely.
Upgraded changerooms and amenities will ensure females feel comfortable when using community facilities. This can then help promote gender equity and inclusivity and create a welcoming environment for all individuals.
Revesby Rovers are a growing club with over 300 players (2022).
34% of participants in the Rovers club are females, which is well above the state average of 25%. Revesby are on the path to achieve Football Australia’s strategic goal of 50/50 gender parity in the next 10 years.
In the last 4 years, the club has seen a 32% growth in female participation.
With such a strong female base already, Revesby Rovers are well equipped to benefit from the upcoming 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup hosted in Australia.
With Sydney hosting 11 games across the month-long tournament, including the final on Sunday 20 August, NSW and Sydney will be the focus of the global football community.
Football NSW welcomes the $80,000 commitment from Labor as a means of supporting the ongoing growth of community football in the Bankstown region.
Football NSW continues to advocate to all side of politics for increased funding and support for our clubs and associations, ensuring inclusive and accessible facilities that can not only meet the current demand for football but cater for the ongoing growth of the game for generations to come.