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Big score for Gold Coast cricket with new change rooms

03 September 2021

Gold Coast cricketers are padding up for a new era with the opening of $974,000 new change rooms at Robina as the summer competition gets underway.

Two female-friendly change rooms have been added to each end of the main clubhouse at Bill Pippen Oval, the headquarters of the Gold Coast Dolphins District Cricket Club.

The ground will now be considered a Tier 2 facility, meaning it can host international women’s matches and Cricket Australia training camps.

Each change room has four showers, two toilets, a change area, official’s room, physio room and ice bath area, with an additional first-aid/umpire’s room as part of the upgrade.

There is also a toilet and shower space with disability access while the clubhouse has had a makeover with new carpet, lights and a coat of paint.

Nearly half the club’s 150 players are women and girls so the change rooms will be a welcome addition.

The renovations were funded through a $500,000 investment under the Female Facilities program $250,000 from City of Gold Coast, $150,000 from Queensland Cricket and $74,000 from the Gold Coast Dolphins.

The works were completed by Gold Coast builders EV Built, employing 20 local contractors.