Women and girls in the Narromine region will have access to more inclusive sporting facilities, thanks to the NSW Government’s $25 million Female Friendly Sport Facilities and Lighting Upgrades Program.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has today announced $122,293 for the Narromine Junior Jets Rugby League Club to deliver female-friendly changerooms at Noel Powell Oval.
“The Narromine community loves its sport, and has a long, proud history of strong female representation in sports from running to rugby,” Mr Saunders said.
“It’s vital we give everyone the opportunity to be involved in sport, but the junior amenities here at Noel Powell Oval are quite dilapidated and can’t accommodate both boys and girls.
“With this upgrade, the Narromine Junior Jets will finally be able to host female competitions, gala days, clinics and trials throughout the year, meaning better opportunities for young women and girls across the Narromine region.”
Narromine Junior Jets president Tim Roberts said the club is aiming to have the upgrade completed in time for Round 1 on April 29.
“We’ve got a lot of girls playing league tag who have to play every game in Dubbo at the moment, often the boys are playing in Narromine but the girls have to play in Dubbo without that home-ground support,” Mr Roberts said.
“We want to be able to host some of those league tag games out here. It makes it a much more engaging experience for them when you can feel part of a club and feel that atmosphere!
“We’re very appreciative to get the grant – this means we can really bring these facilities up to first class standards!”
More information about the Female Friendly Sport Facilities and Lighting Upgrades Program is available here.