Nationals deliver $98,500 'fair share' for Scottsdale's female football players

Scottsdale Football Club’s multi-use facility is set to undergo a major upgrade thanks to a large grant from the Liberal & Nationals Federal Government, Tasmanian Nationals Senator Steve Martin announced on Friday at the club.

“I recently brought Nationals Deputy Leader and Minister for Sport Bridget McKenzie to meet with club officials to help convince her of the merit of their funding application. A successful outcome followed,” Senator Martin said.

 “Scottsdale Football Club is incredibly popular in the sports mad North East. It has 300 playing members including three female teams.”

“The $98,500 grant they won will provide long overdue showers, toilets and better changing rooms for female and junior players.”

Nationals Candidate for Bass, Carl Cooper said that the funding would be very well received by the Scottsdale community.

“It is encouraging that the Liberals & Nationals Federal Government recognise the importance of this funding, to not only the Scottsdale Football Club, but also to the greater region,” Mr Cooper said.

“Female participate in football is increasing all across the country, so it is vital that football clubs have the appropriate infrastructure to accommodate existing players and encourage more to join their local club.

Similar grants have recently been awarded for soccer in Devonport, netball in Deloraine, cricket in Latrobe and tennis in Launceston.

“Getting a fair share for regional Tasmania means getting a fair share for sports, so it is great the Nationals in Government have been able to deliver for these communities,” Senator Martin said.

“Unlike the city politicians, my only focus is getting a fair share for regional Tasmania and that is why I keep coming back to Scottsdale to listen to the locals.”

“We have already pumped $25 million into the Scottsdale Irrigation Scheme which is going to turbo charge the local economy and jobs. But I am also passionate about social infrastructure,” Senator Martin concluded.

For information on how to apply for a Liberal and Nationals Government sports grant, please visit sportaus.gov.au