Queensland Cricket has welcomed the confirmation of State Government funding for improvements to the facilities of the Gold Coast Dolphins at Kerrydale.
Players and officials from the club last night hosted the Hon. Mick de Brenni MP, Minister for Housing and Public Works; Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport, who announced the club had been successful in securing $500,000 from the Female Friendly Facilities Fund to upgrade change rooms for both players and officials.
Queensland Cricket CEO Max Walters congratulated the Dolphins on their success and thanked the Queensland State Government for making the project a reality.
"Australian Cricket's Infrastructure audit last year revealed that only 20% of Australia’s cricket facilities have change rooms suitable for women and girls,'' he said.
"This upgrade to the facilities at Bill Pippen Oval at Kerrydale will will generate the conditions required to encourage increased cricket participation – especially for women and girls – on the Gold Coast region,'' he said.
"We congratulate Jeff Pfaff and the Dolphins club for their dedication and vision for the project and hope to see many more like it in the future."
The State Government announced a $15 million Female Facilities Program earlier in the year and is rolling out a number of initiatives at community levels around Queensland to provide player change-rooms and spaces.