REDLANDS junior rugby league has been boosted, with almost $500,000 to be spent by the state government building new change rooms at Capalaba.
Capalaba MP Don Brown said Capalaba Warriors JRLFC would receive the $498,000 grant through the government’s Female Facilities Grants Program.
It was aimed at giving clubs the opportunity to increase the number of females taking part in the sport.
“It is great to hear that the Warriors will be getting their much needed new changing rooms,” Mr Brown said.
“It will enable them to get even more locals involved every weekend playing rugby league.”
The facilities will include four new change rooms with 12 showers, four toilets, a toilet for people with a disability, two officials’ change rooms and five additional female toilets
Sports Minister Mick de Brenni said an overwhelming number of applications were received for the Female Facilities Program, which provided grants of up to $500,000 to help local sporting clubs provide inclusive facilities for players and patrons.
“The sheer volume of applications shows that this funding is exactly what many clubs need to help them address inequality in sport and boost female participation numbers,” Mr de Brenni said.
“The total value of the 45 funded projects is over $15.2 million and covers a huge array of activities – from AFL, rugby league and cricket to sailing and BMX.”
Construction of the new facilities is due to start soon.