Change rooms a boon for Birre

Birregurra Recreation Reserve Committee president Paul Drury, Birregurra netball president Angela Hall, Senator Sarah Henderson and future Birregurra netball stars Matilda Jarvis and Georgia Roberts.

Birregurra Recreation Reserve’s new facilities are set to boost female participation in sport and offer community groups a home.

The town’s sporting group heads joined Victorian Senator Sarah Henderson at the official opening of the reserve’s new amenities building on Saturday.

The building features two new change rooms as well as female, male and all-access toilets, storage and meeting places, a kitchenette and an undercover viewing area.

The reserve’s committee of management president Paul Drury said the building would serve not just the sporting groups but also the greater community.

“Any of the groups in town that want to use it for a meeting will be able to use the facility as well,” Mr Drury said.

“You’d be able to sit around 20 or 30 people there around a meeting table.”

Meanwhile, Mr Drury said the new change facilities would “absolutely” boost female sporting participation at Birregurra.

“The female change facilities just make it, we’ve had no female change facilities at all, ever, so this is the first time that we’ve been really able to cater for females.

“We’re rapt with it. And it was delivered on budget and the builder did a fantastic job.

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