About the project
We have received a proposal from Kew Football Club to extend Victoria Park South Oval to cater for an increase in female participation in football.
The proposal has the support of the other tenant clubs, Kew Junior Football Club and Kew Cricket Club.
Kew Football Club was the recipient of a $250,000 grant from the Australian Government's Department of Health to extend Victoria Park South Oval. This would allow the women’s teams to play on the oval, which is currently too small to host this level of competition.
This extension will create a Victorian Amateur Football League (VAFA) endorsed competition-sized oval for women’s matches.
Female participation in Australian rules football continues to rise, with the number of Boroondara women’s teams in the VAFA doubling since 2017. We are committed to promoting, encouraging and facilitating gender equality in our community.
Cricket nets renewal
Separate to the ground extension proposal, we are renewing the cricket nets at Victoria Park South Oval as part of the 2021-22 Capital Works Renewal Program. The current cricket nets are reaching the end of their useful life and require renewal to support the training needs of community clubs.
You can find more information on this project in the attached information sheet.