The Riddells Creek Bombers Football Netball Club has received an extra boost today with the unveiling of its new $140,000 pavilion upgrade at Riddells Creek Recreational Reserve.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas officially opened the revamped facilities, including new female change rooms made possible by a $90,000 grant from the Victorian Government’s Country Football and Netball Program.

Victorian sports clubs are the lifeblood of our towns. They deserve modern and safe facilities. We promised first class facilities for grassroots players, and that’s what we’re delivering.

With more and more women and girls signing up for local football and netball, these transformed facilities, complete with female, male and umpire change rooms, ensure even more locals get their chance to enjoy grassroots sport and represent the Bombers.

A first aid room has also been added and the existing kitchen facilities have been upgraded, giving plenty more room for a range of community events from meetings to premiership celebrations.

The new pavilion will also benefit other home clubs including the Riddells Creek Junior Football Club, Riddells Cricket Club and the Riddells Creek Netball Association.

The addition of new facilities will be a huge boost to the local community and will encourage more locals to get involved in the sports they love.

Ms Thomas thanked project partners the Riddells Creek Football Netball Club and in-kind donations from around the community for their generous contribution towards the project.