Sports fans in Nagambie are in for a double treat with a new synthetic bowling green and female friendly pavilion upgrades launched today thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today visited the Nagambie Bowls Club and Nagambie Recreation Reserve to officially open the new facilities set to benefit Nagambie bowls, football, netball and cricket clubs.

The Labor Government is backing the new facilities with $243,000 from the Government’s Community Facilities Sports package.

With the rise of the AFLW, WBBL and Super League Netball, local sports have experienced a boon, especially amongst women and girls.

The new female friendly facilities at the Nagambie pavilion include new female friendly player change areas and umpire change rooms, toilets and showers and a baby change area.

It will mean even more to Nagambie Football Netball Club, Tabilk Junior Football Netball Club, Nagambie Cricket Club and Nagambie Avenel Junior Netball, who now have more appropriate areas to host their growing numbers of women and girls keen to play.

The new synthetic bowling green at the Nagambie Bowls Club also opens up the sport to more people of all ages providing a weatherproof, reliable and durable surface for training, competition and barefoot bowls.

Across the state, the Government has invested more than $850 million in community sport and recreation facilities since 2014.

The Government also confirmed a further $100,000 from the 2019-20 Country Football and Netball Program to resurface the netball courts at the Nagambie Recreation Reserve and acknowledged the Strathbogie Shire Council, and the Nagambie community for their contributions to the project.

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“We’re seeing growing numbers of girls and women signing up to play sport at local clubs and they deserve modern and appropriate facilities they can be proud of and grow their clubs from grassroots to the elite level.”

“The upgraded pavilion and new synthetic bowling green are game-changers for the Nagambie area – The club’s players finally have the facilities they deserve to play the sport they love.”