Have you visited Burringbar Park in Chermside lately? The hockey facility has been enhanced with new amenities to benefit the players, the parents, and the spectators.
These improvements include new female-friendly changing rooms and showers for the hockey club members, as well as a special room for the parents and some public conveniences for the visitors who come to watch the games.
Member for Stafford Jimmy Sullivan said that the new changing rooms are a welcome addition to the growth and support for hockey in Brisbane’s north.
“We know quality, female-friendly change facilities like this are critical to encouraging more girls and women to get involved in sport, stick with it, and stay active for our community’s Covid-19 recovery,” Mr Sullivan said.
“The hockey clubs who call Burringbar Park home have an exciting future ahead of them.”
Mr Sullivan was able to secure $495,000 for the Burringbar Park Hockey Facility improvements under the state’s Covid-19 Economic Recovery Plan, whilst the additional amenities for a second playing field were delivered through the Active Community Infrastructure Fund.
“It means both playing fields have their own change rooms and showers, so players won’t need to wait around to get cleaned up and changed after a game,” Sports Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said.
The improvements are also in line with the Activate! Queensland strategy to support talented and sports-minded young people who could potentially shine in the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Burringbar Park is under the Brisbane Hockey Management Group consisting of the Brisbane Hockey Association Inc, the Brisbane Women’s Hockey Association Inc, and Kedron Wavell Services Hockey Club Inc.
“Having this second block will be a huge benefit to Brisbane hockey players and their supporters and will mean we will also be able to extend our competition opportunities,” the club’s president Greg Swann said.