QUAKERS Hill Tiger Soccer Club have been promised $350,000 if the Labor government is re-elected.
The money will be used to build changerooms for the female players and additional storage.
Sport Minister Don Farrell was joined by Greenway MP Michelle Rowland during a meeting with club officials at Patterson Reserve last week.
He said Ms Rowland had lobbied hard to secure funding for the club.
“Thanks to Michelle, a re-elected Rudd government will support the future of this great sporting community and ensure that if re-elected, the club’s female soccer players have the facilities they need to continue in soccer,” he said.
The club’s women’s development officer, Shanna Schoer, said the club — which is in the Blacktown District Soccer Football Association — had 600 players including 112 girls, some as young as four.
At the moment they can only cater for about 200 players.
“We lose half our girl players at the age of nine or 10 to other soccer clubs or to netball because we don’t have a female changeroom,” Ms Schoer said.
“This is a massive loss to the club and we lose some very talented players.”
Ms Rowland said the club had done an amazing job of developing their female players.
For the first time this year they have a female team in the Premier League.
“The Labor government sees it as a priority, if re-elected, to assist this wonderful club and, in particular, its female soccer players,” she said.