Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

5 February 2020

Jane Howlett, Minister for Sport and Recreation

Massive boost for female sport in Sorell

Providing greater opportunities for women and girls is a key priority for the Tasmanian majority Liberal Government, which is why we are investing $10 million over two years to upgrade sports facilities to support females participating in sport.

It was a pleasure to join members of the South East Suns Women's Football Club today and tour the facilities, which will be upgraded thanks to a $630,000 grant provided through our Levelling the Playing Field Grants Program.

The project at Pembroke Park will be a game changer for driving female participation in sport with six unisex player change rooms, 2 umpire rooms, a parent room and baby change facilities, as well as public toilets for spectators to be built on site.

The multi-sport appropriate facilities will ensure that women and girls in the greater Sorell area have access to sporting opportunities year round.

Our $10 million Levelling the Playing Field program for women and girls’ sport facilities is by far the largest investment per capita by any state or territory government, testament to our commitment to remove barriers for more female participation.

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is committed to investing in our local communities to ensure they have the sports facilities they need.

Twenty one organisations from across the state have received funding under the first round of the grants program.

Participating in sport is key to establishing lifelong healthy habits, and has a range of individual and social benefits, including improving physical and mental health, fostering social skills, and developing teamwork and leadership skills.

A full list of the successful applicants is available on Communities Tasmania’s website at

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