The Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley Football Club official opened their new female changing rooms and shower facilities on Mothers Day last Sunday.
‘We are now the only soccer club in the Football Far North Coast region to offer female-specific changing rooms and we are immensely proud to be leading the way in providing inclusive facilities for all players,’ female participation officer Sharon Scriven said.
The MBVFC received a $20,000 federal government grant and major sponsor, Dino Rosa from IGA Mullumbimby, providing funding to cover the project’s shortfall.
Byron Shire Council have also refurbished the existing block, giving the toilets and male changing rooms a much-needed facelift.
The MBVFC U/12 girls’ team were the first to use the new change rooms, followed by three other female teams playing on Mothers Day.
The club has gone from having a few individual girls (under 12) playing in mixed teams two seasons ago to 50 females playing in all-girl teams this season.
‘Those girls together with our other junior and senior female players now represent one-third of the total club membership,’ Sharon said.