Victoria Point Sharks Football Club

Federal funding for facilities to boost female AFL participation

Thanks to a $485,000 federal funding grant, the Victoria Point Sharks Football Club in Brisbane have received new unisex compliant modular changeroom facilities to continue to boost their numbers in female football participation.

Junior club president Justin Stone said that female participation at the club will grow from seven to nine teams for the 2020 season.

“We approached Ausco after we were made aware of their modular style buildings that ticked all the AFL guidelines for female facilities,” said Mr Stone.

“Once we started dealing with Ausco, they came back to us very quickly with plans that we could get approved by council and every step of the way was communicated openly. It filled us with great confidence that we were dealing with a company that knew exactly what was needed,” added Mr Stone.

“Ausco were absolutely great to deal with and they made our wish become reality. Thank you, Ausco for your professionalism and ability to deliver a wonderful change room facility for the Sharks and the footy community.”

The speed in which modular construction occurs was also of benefit to the club as it meant that the new facilities would be ready to use in time for the next football season.

“The minimal time on site has been extremely convenient with only a short break between seasons,” said Tyler Hayes, Junior Football Operations Officer.

“Within a day we had a whole building in place, a building that our players will be excited to use in 2020 and beyond.”

In just only 18 weeks, Ausco had manufactured and installed on site the new facility which includes two 45m2 changerooms with a sound-rated operable wall to maximise the use of the space, and amenities which feature cubicle shower facilities for player privacy. 

Ausco Modular has collaborated with major sporting codes such as the AFL to achieve a building solution that will enable the health and growth of grass roots leagues around the county, with facilities delivered efficiently with pricing and delivery security.

“Dealing with Ausco has been great. From the quoting phase through to construction, we’ve been well supported by the staff and our personal project manager who would go above and beyond to ensure timelines were met.”

Tyler Hayes
Junior Football Operations Officer
Victoria Point Sharks Football Club

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