Action in the inaugural women's AFL grand final this season at Metricon Stadium in Carrara. AFL is one of the growing women's sports.
Action in the inaugural women's AFL grand final this season at Metricon Stadium in Carrara. AFL is one of the growing women's sports. DAN PELED

LNP support for women's sport music to ear of one player

WOMEN'S SPORT: Warwick netballer Linda Bunch has given the thumbs up to the commitment that a Liberal National government would provide a $15 million boost to community-based and elite women's sports in Queensland.

LNP Shadow Treasurer Scott Emerson said the $15 million investment was about encouraging more women and girls to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle.

"We know that women's sport is growing at rapid levels across Australia and we need to do more to encourage grass roots participation and elite competition at the highest levels,” he said.

"We also see a huge potential in sports tourism and opportunities to attract major international and domestic sporting events to Queensland.

" Queensland is uniquely placed to claim the title as the women's sporting capital of Australia.”

Bunch said any funding that would help our community members become more active, fit and healthy was most beneficial.

"Women and girls sport is becoming much more professional and appealing to all members of the public,” Bunch said.

"The level of skills today's female athletes have is second to none and full credit to them and their organisations.”

She said no longer was women's sport "just the girls having a go at what the men do”.

"Funding from LNP or any government party to enable increased participation by women and especially girls at grassroots level will be extremely valuable for netball and all sports.

"Improved facilities and infrastructure locally is a considerable and constant need which all members of our community can benefit from.”