Federal Government grants $50,000 for Peel Thunder women’s change room upgrade

Peel Thunder players Cassie Llewlyn, Jacqueline Atkinson, Ben Howlett and Sarah Verrier with Canning MHR Andrew Hastie (centre).
Peel Thunder players Cassie Llewlyn, Jacqueline Atkinson, Ben Howlett and Sarah Verrier with Canning MHR Andrew Hastie (centre).

THE Federal Government has delivered $50,000 to upgrade the change rooms at David Grays Arena to accommodate the women’s teams of Peel Thunder.

Canning MHR Canning Andrew Hastie said by awarding the grant, the Federal Government recognised the valuable contribution made to our community by the Peel Thunder Women’s Team.

“It’s only right that the women of Peel Thunder have facilities which reflect their status as competitors in WA’s elite footy competition, alongside the men,” he said.

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“That’s what this investment will help do.

“These women are leaders and role models for young people in our community.

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“They should be proud to have made it to this level and I can’t wait to see what they’ll achieve out on the field in 2019.”

The grant was awarded through the second $30 million round of the Community Sport Infrastructure Program.

Sport Minister Bridget McKenzie said the Government understood that our success and prowess as a sporting nation begins with grassroots sports.

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“This is why we have focused our investment on local grassroots sporting facilities,” she said.

“As outlined in the National Sports Plan, Sport 2030, grassroots sports help drive increased participation and promote social, health and community benefits of physical activity and sport – a key priority for our government.

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