This morning I cut the ribbon officially opening the new state-of-the-art change room and recovery facility at the Perth Hockey Stadium. This gives Australia’s Hockeyroos a huge boost ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The $600,000 upgrade forms part of the Morrison Government’s $11.5 billion commitment to high performance sport infrastructure.
The upgraded Perth Hockey Stadium at Curtin University now includes equitable change rooms for the Australian men’s and women’s hockey squads and well as recovery areas with ice-bath, spa and gymnasium.
Perth has been home to Australia’s National hockey squads since 1984, which has attracted many athletes to relocate here and become part of the community.
This stadium is also home to Hockey Western Australia and caters for developing players as well as national team members. So these facilities will truly be a beacon for aspiring hockey players all across the country who have dreams of representing Australia at the highest level.
The Morrison Government is a strong supporter Hockey Australia with ongoing investment in the men’s and women’s high performance programs as well as in increasing participation at a local community level.
We’re proud of our commitment to women’s sport in particular, including a 12% increase in funding to the Hockeyroos over the Tokyo Olympic cycle, with $12.4m in support since the Rio Olympic games.
Wishing the Hockeyroos and Kookaburras the best of luck in Tokyo, we are all behind you.