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South Australian Government Launches ‘Power of Her’ Grant Program For Women’s Sports


The Malinauskas Government has allocated over $2.2 million through its Power of Her grant program to promote sports participation among girls and women. The first round of the Infrastructure and Participation Program (IPP) will fund 24 successful applicants focusing on female sporting facilities and projects.

To support the increasing interest in women’s football following the Matildas’ success and the FIFA Women’s World Cup, eight football clubs will receive more than $1.45 million. Other sports such as netball, rugby union, rowing, and volleyball will also benefit from the program to ensure safe and accessible facilities, programs, and equipment.

Key recipients and projects include:

  • Football Federation SA: $457,500 for replacing the artificial pitch at West Beach Park Football Centre.
  • Adelaide United Foundation: $250,000 for constructing a female football facility with unisex change rooms, a gym, and other amenities at Adelaide United Training Base.
  • City of Port Lincoln: $400,000 for building two unisex change rooms at Kirton Point Sports Precinct.
  • Adelaide University Soccer Club: $25,000 for portable goals and an ice bather for female teams.
  • South Australian Rugby Union: $23,000 for a women and girls rugby union academy for ages 14-18.
  • Adelaide Jaguars Football Club: $7,000 for equipment to support female teams and increase participation.

The State Government has committed $18 million over three years to the IPP, with $10 million reserved for football (soccer). Football SA anticipates a 33% increase in female participation over the next three years, inspired by the recent World Cup and the Matildas’ achievements.

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