JASSTECH is proud to support this great initiative, because it is consistent with women’s sports strategies across Australia, and JASSTECH’s aims of increasing involvement in sport for women and a healthier lifestyle for all.

Increased utilisation rates for existing fields means effective and sustainable lighting should be a focus for clubs. I expect LED lighting will be a significant focus for this funding program, because it is more cost-effective than constructing a new field.

The Palaszczuk Government will support sporting clubs to provide proper facilities for women with a new two-year, $15 million Female Facilities Fund spearheading this year’s budget.

Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said while the growing success of elite women’s sport was encouraging more participation, outdated sports facilities remained a huge barrier for sporting equality.

“Most sporting clubs across the state rely on facilities built in another era entirely,” Mr de Brenni said.

“Some clubs don’t even have dedicated women’s toilets, let alone change rooms.

“It’s 2017 and, frankly, fixing this problem is well overdue. The Female Facilities Fund is designed to kick start change in clubs across the state.”