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Labor Will Invest in a Boost for Female Football at Moorooka

April 05, 2019

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $500,000 to provide new change rooms to support female football at Alexander Park, Moorooka.

Alexander Park is home to Moorooka District AFL Club and is AFL Queensland’s Brisbane training hub, providing a base for community football umpires.

The existing amenities at the ground were built in the 1960s and are not suitable for women’s and girl’s teams or female umpires.

Member for Moreton Graham Perrett said Labor’s commitment was about supporting female participation in sport.

“AFL is growing as a code in Queensland and a lot of that growth is being driven by women and girls taking up the code,” Mr Perrett said.

“New change rooms at Alexander Park will support the Moorooka Roosters growing female football program and also help AFL Queensland to fast-track the training of more female umpires.”

Alexander Park also hosts little athletics, school sport programs, touch football and multicultural outreach programs.

Shadow Minister for Sport Senator Don Farrell said Labor is committed to supporting clubs and communities to improve local sporting facilities to give all Australians a fair go at sport.

“Whether they dream of being the next Tayla Harris or Eleni Glouftsis or just want to enjoy the benefits of being physically active, we want women and girls across Australia to have the opportunity to chase their goals and enjoy the benefits of sport,” Senator Farrell said.

“Our investments in local community sporting clubs and facilities like these help them build capacity to meet the welcome growth in female participation in club sport and support more Australians to live active, healthy lifestyles.”