Kirkham Oval in Camden is set to receive a $2.8 million upgrade to build female-friendly changerooms and supporting amenities for rugby league facilities at the field.
Mayor, Ashleigh Cagney, said she was excited to see the project come to fruition.
“With the recent inspirational Matildas World Cup campaign, I feel positive that female participation in sport is going to continue to grow, therefore these upgrades to Kirkham Oval are vital,” she said.
“Thank you to the Office of Sport for its contribution to this project.
“It’s my hope that, with these new facilities, it will encourage more women and girls to play rugby league in our area.”
Minister for Sport Steve Kamper said the NSW Government was committed to ensuring
everyone across the state had equal access to sport and recreation.
“Fit-for-purpose sporting facilities are an integral part of our community that help connect people and promote healthy lifestyles,” he said.
“These upgrades will ensure more women and girls feel comfortable, included and safe, attracting even more people to get involved in their local sporting community.”
Local rugby league club, Camden Rams RLFC, successfully secured $1 million towards
the project through the NSW Government’s Office of Sport’s Greater Cities and Regional Sport Facility Fund, while Camden Council is contributing an additional $1.7 million to the project.
Camden Rams president, Greg Copeland said 150 of the club’s players were female.
“With hosting representative teams and looking to increase these numbers in the coming
years, these upgrades to our facilities are a much-needed necessity to our club,” he said.
“I would like to thank the State Government for their $1 million contribution through the
Greater Cities and Regional Sport Facility Fund and Camden Council for its almost $1.8 million contribution.”