IN EXCITING news for the Melbourne Football Club, Casey Fields is set for an $8 million redevelopment which will see state of the art facilities created at the club’s second home.

This construction is designed to drastically improve the venue for the AFLW and VFLW teams, with a new gym, unisex changerooms and indoor training facility among the additions.

There will also be upgrades to the facilities for the coaches and medical teams, as well as a new canteen, bar and drainage system.

The project is jointly funded by the State Government through Sport and Recreation Victoria ($5 million), the City of Casey ($2.5 million) and the AFL ($500,000), with production set to commence in September.

Melbourne’s CEO Gary Pert is excited by this project and says it will give the women’s players the facilities they deserve.

“As a club, it’s really important that we provide the same level of high-performance facilities for our women athletes that we do for our men, and we will now have the best changerooms in the game,” Pert told Melbourne Media.

“We’re very excited about it and while it’s great news for our elite players, I think it’s also really good news for the athletes and teams within the Casey region.”

The new developments, which are scheduled to be complete by April next year, will ensure Casey Fields can better accommodate Melbourne’s men’s and women’s teams, as well as providing pathway opportunities for the local community.