PORT ADELAIDE’s charge to AFLW season seven reached an exciting new milestone this week, with works starting on its new women’s changerooms. 

The new AFLW changerooms form part of the broader Alberton Oval Precinct redevelopment plan, which was recently approved by the Port Adelaide Enfield Council.

The existing changerooms and facilities in the Fos Williams Family Stand will undergo a $1.8 million upgrade to accommodate for women’s football.

As part of the redevelopment, the player changerooms will be expanded, bathrooms upgraded to provide for female athletes and meeting rooms incorporated to support training and match day requirements.  

Demolition started this week in preparation for the renovation, which will provide first-class facilities for the next generation of South Australian female athletes, including the club’s AFLW players and AFLW Next Generation Academy players.

“It is exciting to see work starting on our facilities as we prepare for our entry into the AFLW competition at the end of 2022,” said Port Adelaide chief executive officer Matthew Richardson.

“The works starting in the Fos Williams Family Stand is another important milestone in realising our vision of transforming the Alberton Oval precinct into a world-class community sports complex, which includes hosting future AFLW games, but also as a hub for women’s football in the western suburbs.”

The renovation is expected to be completed by the end of March, 2022.