Member for Petrie Luke Howarth visited the Dolphins this morning to deliver the news that the Federal Government has agreed to fund the construction of female facilities. The project will be made possible due to a grant for $500,000 as part of the Community Sport Infrastructure Program.
CEO Tony Murphy said the announcement will make Dolphin Stadium an even more attractive venue to a multitudes of events.
“Our change rooms were built at a time when only men played here and are very adequate for that purpose. However they do not provide the additional privacy or amenities we’d like to give the growing number of female athletes competing at the Dolphins,” Tony said.
“Along with women’s rugby league and touch, we have had the Brisbane Roar W League here on a several occasions and cater to our female players with some temporary measures in the dressing sheds. This isn’t sustainable long term. The news that we will receive funding to build facilities suitable for females is extremely welcome and makes Dolphin Stadium an even more attractive option for events looking for a home. More events at Dolphin Stadium means more tourism in the Moreton Bay Region,” Tony said.