Football West have announced it will continue its commitment to clubs and local associations by initiating a state-wide facility audit and facility plan.
The audit will be conducted over the next four months and is a part of the governing body’s Building Stronger Clubs Program.
Football West will work in collaboration with governments throughout the exercise, with the ultimate aim being to understand the needs of clubs and associations across the state.
The data collected will contribute to the improved planning and utilisation of football facilities in the future.
Football West Chief Executive Officer James Curtis stated: “The State-wide Facility Audit will allow Football West to comprehensively understand the situation for each club.
“We will be working with Local Governments, plus clubs and associations, in the lead-up to next year’s State Election to ensure that our clubs and associations have the required information to improve their facilities.”
According to a statement on the Football West website, “The State-Wide Facility Audit is particularly important in the lead up to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023. Understanding what facility upgrades need to occur to better accommodate women in football and achieve an equal gender participation by 2027.
“Every football venue in Western Australia will be audited to ensure that the data collected is accurate in the current environment and reflects the situation of Western Australian football.”
A Football West representative will hold talks with each club over the coming weeks to organise an appropriate time to undertake the proposed audit.