With more than 250 players across the Trentham and District Football Netball Club and Trentham District Cricket Club, the extra space allows the clubs to build on their teams, host more training, games and local celebrations.
The Saints have also seen recent growth in female footy participation and have experienced a boom in numbers, leaving the old changerooms struggling to cope.
The new pavilion features home and away player and umpire changerooms, two large multi-purpose social rooms, a meeting and first aid room, storage space, a commercial kitchen, canteen, bar and a large covered outdoor spectator area with great views of the playing field.
It’s not just a win for local sport, with nearby Trentham District Primary School and community groups also able to access the new facility.
The Victorian Government kicked in more than $2 million in to the pavilion project through the Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program in partnership with Hepburn Shire Council which contributed $471,768.
From new sports pavilions to scoreboards, investments like these provide high-quality and accessible facilities that allow Victorians to reap the benefits of sport and active recreation participation.
They are also about creating jobs, stimulating local economies and fast-tracking community recovery by improving the health, wellbeing, and social outcomes for Victorian communities.
The Government has invested more than $1.6 billion in community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014.
For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities