Redeveloped Joondalup Sports Club Officially Opened By Premier

Redeveloped Joondalup Sports Club Officially Opened By Premier

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan

Upgraded Joondalup Sports Facilities A Hit With Local Clubs

Victor P Taffa

  • Premier Mark McGowan joins local MP’s Emily Hamilton and Mark Folkard to open upgraded Joondalup multi-sport facility
  • New clubrooms to house netball, rugby union, hockey, little athletics and triathlon associations
  • Another election commitment delivered for the growing northern suburbs
  • Applications open for Government’s $12 Million grassroots sporting infrastructure program

 

Premier Mark McGowan today officially opened the redeveloped Joondalup Sports Club, marking the delivery of another election commitment for the growing northern suburbs.

“Hundreds of local athletes will benefit from the upgrades to Joondalup Sports Club.” Premier Mark McGowan said.

“Emily Hamilton and Mark Folkard led the local campaign for these upgraded facilities both fought hard to deliver this quality sporting infrastructure for the clubs in their local area.”

Sport Club, located adjacent to HBF Arena in Joondalup, has been extended to include:

  • 2 new unisex change rooms,
  • Drink fountains,
  • Fencing,
  • Meeting room,
  • Office space,
  • Storage area.

“Upgrading the Joondalup Sports Club was one of my key election commitments and I’m pleased to have delivered on this for our local community.” Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton said.

New change rooms have been designed to be unisex and can be used as female home and away change rooms. All the showers are cubicles with doors, a key feature of the design with the rise in female sports.

$750,000 upgrades were strongly advocated for by Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton and Burns Beach MLA Mark Folkard.

Joondalup Sports Club is home to a number of local sporting groups, including:

  • Joondalup Athletics Association,
  • Joondalup Brothers Rugby Union Football Club,
  • Joondalup Lakers Hockey Club,
  • Joondalup Netball Association,
  • Joondalup XTR (triathlon).

“As an ex-rugby player, I know how important sport is to our local community. It brings people together and helps build camaraderie.” Burns Beach MLA Mark Folkard said.

Each weekend hundreds of junior and senior athletes, family members and spectators use the facilities for training and competition.

Applications are now open for the State Government’s $12 Million grassroots sporting infrastructure program, the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).

CSRFF aims to increase participation in sport and recreation by helping build well-designed and well-utilised facilities for grassroots sporting organisations around the State.

This round has set aside $500,000 for women’s facilities, to improve change rooms and other facilities to properly accommodate women’s sport.