Noranda City has several reasons to celebrate its 45th anniversary season, thanks to hard work behind the scenes to develop the club.
Members are set to enjoy brand new changeroom facilities at their Noranda Sports Complex home, with a $750,000 investment from the Federal Government.
An upgrade to the existing two changerooms will extend the pre-existing building to include four new accessible changerooms – two for females and two for match officials.
The new facilities will increase participation at the club for women and girls, boost wider membership numbers and cater to users at the neighbouring Morley Noranda Recreation Centre.
Noranda City President Shaun Ennis views the project as one that would make a big difference in attracting and retaining members.
“Our club has been going through tremendous growth, and to allow us to go to that next level at Noranda City Football Club, we need these change rooms to accommodate more female participants,” he said.
News of this investment aligns with Football Australia’s #Equaliser campaign, an initiative supporting the Community Facilities pillar of its Legacy ’23 Plan. This aims to deliver adequate female-friendly facilities across the country and shine a spotlight on the urgent need for female-friendly facilities.
“The support in upgrading facilities plays a vital role in providing infrastructure and playing platforms to meet the increasing surge of female participation at clubs,” Football West Female Football Manager Sarah du Plessis said.
“It is fantastic for Noranda City FC to be a recipient of this grant and I look forward to seeing the new developments positively impacting the club and community football.”
“Noranda City has been committed to becoming the best club it can be off-the-field. Congratulations to Shaun Ennis, the committee and all volunteers because these are the rewards for hard work,” Football West Club Engagement Lead Abid Imam said.
“The National Club Development Program was a fantastic exercise and we encourage every club to consider doing this with Football West as there is a lot that can be improved at every club.”
“We were excited to learn that by working with Football West over the past six months we scored a four out of five, which was fantastic to see.
“One major benefit we found was it allowed us to connect with the Healthway Think Mental Health program, which our club has supported this year by having this on our training gear. Thank you again for your support.”