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Clubs to benefit from State-wide Facility Audit

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Football West will continue its commitment to clubs and associations by conducting a State-wide Facility Audit and Facility Plan.

The audit, which is part of the Building Stronger Clubs Program, will take place over the next four months.

It is designed to allow Football West to understand the needs of clubs and associations across Western Australia. Football West will also work with governments throughout the exercise, which will be carried out at no cost to clubs or associations.

The data collected will contribute to building the WA State-wide Facility Plan which will improve the planning, collaboration and utilisation of facilities for the future.

Football West Chief Executive Officer James Curtis said: “The State-wide Facility Audit will allow Football West to comprehensively understand the situation for each club.

“We will be working with Local Governments, plus clubs and associations, in the lead-up to next year’s State Election to ensure that our clubs and associations have the required information to improve their facilities.”

The data gathered will also be provided to clubs in order for them to understand the improvements that can be made, potentially through the Football West Community Grants Hub where there is more than $3 million available to WA clubs and associations.

If your club needs support in applying for grants in the Community Grants hub, please email clubsupport@footballwest.com.au

The State-Wide Facility Audit is particularly important in the lead up to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023. Understanding what facility upgrades need to occur to better accommodate women in football and achieve an equal gender participation by 2027.

Every football venue in Western Australia will be audited to ensure that the data collected is accurate in the current environment and reflects the situation of Western Australian football.

A Football West representative will be in contact with each club over the coming weeks to organise a suitable time to undertake the audit.

If you have any questions regarding the audit, please send all enquires to clubsupport@footballwest.com.au