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Changing the game: ORS invests in female-friendly facilities

19 Feb 2018

Gone are the days of the women of the Dudley United Netball Club having to share changeroom facilities with the blokes: the Kangaroo Islanders now have their own purpose-built rooms.

The new $208,000 changeroom block gives the club’s women a comfortable, private and secure place to change, and warm up and warm down. It’s also wheelchair-accessible, and includes a baby change facility for parents.

The project was funded entirely by the Office for Recreation and Sport, under Round 1 of the Female Facilities Program.

The club, based in Penneshaw, says the impact has been terrific:

“Sport plays a major part in our community, in bringing people together from many different backgrounds.

“Having this facility has given us a home base to share with our fellow sportswomen. It has enriched the feeling of belonging.”

The changerooms are also now home to the Penneshaw-based club’s memorabilia, including its trophies. (The layout includes plenty of space for the Dudley players to add a lot more bling to the club collection!)

Dudley United Netball Club