The Gisborne Soccer Club will soon be enjoying modern sports facilities thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Government.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced that Dixon Field in Gisborne will receive $220,000 from the Andrews Government towards a pavilion redevelopment that will create two compliant gender neutral change rooms with amenities.

The Macedon Ranges Shire Council and Gisborne Soccer Club also made financial contributions to the $330,000 project.

Schools and clubs participating in tennis, cricket, touch football and athletics at Dixon Field will also benefit from the redevelopment.

Every player deserves equal access to equal facilities. These grants will benefit Gisborne, opening doors for locals to participate – especially women and girls.

Victorian sports clubs are the lifeblood of our towns, and they deserve modern, accessible, and safe facilities. The Andrews Government is getting on with delivering them.

The fund is helping clubs like the Gisborne Soccer Club with new sport and active recreation facilities and rejuvenating tired grounds and ageing clubrooms across the state.

The boost is part of our commitment to promoting sports and active recreation, and encouraging all Victorians to get involved and enjoy the sport and recreation they love.

Across Victoria we’ve invested more than $420 million in community sport and recreation facilities getting more people moving across the state and helping bring communities together.

It’s backed by almost half a billion dollars in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to ensure sport and active recreation continue to be accessible to everyone regardless of gender or location.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“This redevelopment will make sport more accessible for people in Gisborne, especially for women and girls.”

The Andrews Government is giving local communities the facilities they need, continuing to meet the growing demand on sports facilities in the Macedon Ranges.”