A $1.3 million City of Hobart project to help level the playing field for young women and girls has kicked off at the home of the New Town White Eagles Soccer Club with a major overhaul of the team’s change rooms and sporting pavilion.
“Participation in women’s sport is surging across Australia, and the number and quality of sporting facilities plays a key role in encouraging and sustaining this growth,” City of Hobart Acting Lord Mayor Helen Burnet said.
“The New Town White Eagles Soccer Club, which calls Clare Street Oval home, is no exception, but the ability for more girls and young women to get involved with the club is hampered by the current condition of their change rooms and sports facilities.
“The current change rooms have no accessible toilets or lockable showers and are poorly lit.
“This project will create a new, beautifully designed sports pavilion with four…