Members and supporters will remember the Glenelg Football Club received a $300,000 grant from the Federal Government to contribute towards new changeroom facilities in light of the decommissioning of the HY Sparks Grandstand in early 2017. With the support of the City of Holdfast Bay and the State Government, the construction of two new AFL compliant changerooms will commence in early March. The new changerooms are critical to support our GFC Women’s and junior teams who have not recently had access to facilities appropriate for teams playing in a State League competition.
The changerooms will be built deep into the south western corner of the oval, adjacent to our current main changerooms and players gymnasium. Completion of the changeroom facility will also finalise Stage 2 of the Glenelg Oval Master Plan which will continue to transform the precinct in years to come.
Glenelg Football Club CEO Justin Scripps said “These new changerooms are critical to help provide facilities where our female players and juniors can train and play in a professional working environment. I understand some of our loyal match day supporters will be disappointed that the old Snout’s Bar needs to be removed, however the location provides our Club with a single oval entry race for all our teams and needs to be in close proximity to the gymnasium, which will be used every night of the week”.
In order to provide our members and supporters with further background and context into the Master Plan, the design of the new changerooms and location requirements, Justin will be facilitating a webinar via Zoom for interested people at 6.30pm this Thursday night, 4th March 2021. Any interested members can log into the webinar at https://zoom.us/j/92999019179.
Justin will also be providing further details from 6pm this Thursday at our Members Night for those that would like to drop in for a meal or drink.