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Moorooka Roosters crowing about new change rooms

26 July 2022

Players and umpires at the Moorooka Roosters Australian Football Club have an extra reason to enjoy their footy with the opening of a new building featuring two universal player change rooms with toilets and showers, two umpire’s change rooms with toilets and showers, an accessible toilet and shower and a storage room.

The modular building was constructed by ATCO off-site to reduce disruption to the club and designed and constructed in line with the AFL’s Preferred Facilities Guidelines, meaning they are inclusive and accessible, especially for female players and male and female umpires.

The change rooms will make the venue a more attractive destination for competitions like QSchools, AFL Nines and the community umpiring cohort who train on the ground.

The facilities will also make the club more sustainable by allowing it to grow its roster, which already includes Seniors, Reserves, Masters and Women’s teams.

Women and girls currently makeup 42 per cent of player rosters at community AFL clubs in Queensland so having female-friendly facilities is vitally important for attracting and retaining girls in the game.

The change rooms were funded through a $502,436 investment by the Queensland Government through the Active Community Infrastructure Kickstart Program.

Funding also came from Brisbane City Council ($100,000), AFL Queensland ($60,000) and the AFLQ Umpire’s Association ($34,000).