The Mullumumbimby Brunswick Valley Football Club (MBVFC) recently received $20,000 from the Stronger Communities Programme to assist with the costs of their project to build the first female changing rooms at a football club in the region.
The change room which has space for the several players also has a toilet and shower, and was opened during a special Mother’s Day event.
Steve Mackney, General Manager of Football Far North Coast, visited MBVFC the day to attend the official opening. Mackney says the new facilities at the club are specifically to provide appropriate change rooms, toilets and shower space for females.
‘The smart design of the facilities will provide an area for the club’s two junior female teams and two women’s teams in addition to visiting female teams,’ he said. ‘We congratulate the club for being a leader in promoting opportunities for female participation across the 24 local clubs and almost 2000 female players.
‘The new facility is the first female specific change-room in this region.’
Daniel Tiffin representing the club’s major sponsor IGA Mullumbimby, was on hand to officially open the rooms and cut the ribbon for the under 12 girls team who were the first to use them – followed by three of other female teams who all also had games on Mother’s Day.