Works are now underway which will deliver new change rooms and a new scoreboard for the Western Bulldogs’ AFLW team.
The works are part of the Victorian Government’s $67 million commitment to professional women’s sport.
Women’s football has seen unprecedented growth in the last two years – especially in Victoria where registrations have jumped from 16,481 in 2017 to 23,811 in 2018 thanks in large part to stars such as Libby Birch, who are inspiring young girls across Victoria to play sport and be active.
The funding will deliver benchmark AFLW changerooms and a new video scoreboard to Whitten Oval, making the home of the 2018 AFLW Premiers one of the best AFLW venues in the league.
The enormous suite of community programs delivered by the Western Bulldogs deliver, such as Daughters of the West program, will also benefit from the new facilities.
The upgrades are part of the Government’s $100 million investment in female sport and recreation from the grassroots all the way through to the elite.
This includes professional women’s sport projects at Ikon Park, Moorabbin Oval, Casey Fields, Victoria Park, Footscray Park and Broadmeadows as well as $29 million worth of community projects funded by the Female Friendly Facilities Fund