The Ausco Modular and AFL partnership has delivered temporary changeroom facilities to Shepparton Swans Football Netball Club following devastating floods in October 2022. The club’s existing damaged clubhouse requires redevelopment so portable facilities were required to enable the approaching 2023 season.
Five building modules consisting of changerooms for players and umpires were manufactured at Ausco’s Adelaide factory, transported to site and installed within just 16 weeks.
The AFL-owned modular facility has the capacity to be moved to different sites as needed to assist community football clubs following disasters.
The Rapid Deployment Changeroom Partnership between Ausco Modular and the AFL is a fantastic demonstration of the commitment by both organisations to improving outcomes for local communities and their participants in the time of a crisis.
Head of AFL Victoria, Ben Kavenagh, said: “Community football clubs are the heartbeat of towns and communities across the country and the Shepparton Swans epitomise this as much as any club, having been a big and important part of the local community for nearly a century."
“To see the Shepparton region devastated by flooding was shattering and placed enormous pressure on residents, local businesses and community groups like sporting clubs. To have this portable facility in place at Princess Park, the first-of-its-kind for our industry, will hopefully alleviate some pressure on people involved in the football club and help the Swans bounce back strongly from the floods."
“On behalf of the AFL, I thank Ausco Modular for partnering with us on this project. We also greatly appreciate the support provided by the Greater Shepparton City Council with whom we have worked closely to bring this project to life."
“Hopefully this is a big success and benefits not just the Shepparton Swans but other clubs most in need over coming decades.”