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Female football players standing in a group in Fremantle colours with the Premier, Ministers, Mayor and officials.

The new $6 million changerooms at Victor George Kailis Oval will be used by the Fremantle Football Club's AFLW team and enable female, multicultural, Indigenous and all ability community sporting programs to access the venue.

It will also mean that the oval will be available to local junior and senior community football clubs within the region, as well as State-level training and matches.

Unlocking the Fremantle Football Club's oval has the potential to see the Dockers' Cockburn headquarters to become a hero facility for female and community football in what is a fast growing area of Perth.

The City of Cockburn's population is forecast to grow from 120,000 to 150,000 by 2030.

Fremantle Football Club has committed $3 million towards the Community Changeroom Project that includes the female and non-binary changeroom, public and spectator amenities, disability access and a multipurpose space.

The Australian Football League and Western Australian Football Commission will also make a financial contribution to the $12 million project.

The City of Cockburn will lead the development which is expected to go to tender in November 2022, with a commencement date of early 2023 and completion scheduled ahead of the 2024 season.


Page reviewed 27 February 2023