Local footballers, netballers and cricketers are winning both on and off the field, thanks to the completion of the Wallan Secondary College Pavilion.
This project has been supported by more than $533,000 from the Victorian Government’s Local Sports Infrastructure Fund.
Works at the secondary college include a modular pavilion featuring two female-friendly change rooms and two female-friendly umpires’ rooms, accessible toilets with an ambulant shower and baby changing station, a kiosk with a servery and a storage area.
The new pavilion promises to give a major boost to Wallan Secondary College’s sporting programs, according to Principal Michael Ritchie.
‘The facilities promise to be a game-changer for our students, local clubs and community, and will ensure that community sport and recreation continues to move from strength to strength in Mitchell Shire,’ said Mr Ritchie.
The pavilion is also a major win for local sport clubs like the Wallan Magpies Junior Football and Football Netball clubs, as well as the Wallan Kookaburras District Cricket Club.
Importantly, the new facilities will give the Magpies and Kookaburras a chance to increase participation, particularly in women and girls, potentially adding to their 710 members.
The Victorian Budget 2023/24 is providing more funding to deliver new and improved community sports infrastructure and support initiatives that boost participation and inclusion in local sports clubs and organisations.
The Wallan Secondary College Pavilion was delivering in partnership with Mitchell Shire Council – Victoria's fastest-growing municipality – and Cricket Victoria, who contributed $786,000 and $30,000 to the project, respectively.
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