Bardon Latrobe Football Club (BLFC) is pleased to announce Brisbane City Council have approved our
application for works to develop a new changing room facility at Bowman Park.
The building, which will be an annexe to the existing clubhouse, will provide two modern bright
changing rooms with bathroom and shower facilities.
Club President Phil Cowlishaw said the addition of a new changing room facility will transform the
“Not only are the new changing rooms going to finally address the concerns of our members around
adequate facilities, they will also transform the way we are able to use the existing clubhouse.
“The northern end of the current clubhouse can now be developed to provide modern bathroom
facilities for our members and visitors. In turn we will redevelop the ‘old’ changing rooms into a
multi-function bathroom with baby changing facilities and disabled access.
“The old office will be developed into two referee changing rooms meaning the referees don’t have
to get changed in a broom cupboard!” Phil Cowlishaw said.
The final stage of the renovation will up grade the canteen, kitchen and club room. This will
facilitate a café style menu and bar in a great and inviting space.
“We want to create a clubhouse which can be used and enjoyed by all members and their families and
friends,” Phil Cowlishaw commented.
This first phase of development has been led by the committee responding to the feedback of
members from our annual survey. The grant for $250,000 from Kate Jones MP has made the building
work possible and we are actively pursuing grants to make further development plans a reality.
Whilst many people have worked to bring this vision to reality the club would like to particularly
acknowledge the efforts of our grant writer Seweryn Bialasiewicz and our architect David Stone.
The club would also like to thank Brett Parker and the Brisbane City Council, Communities Facilities team for their invaluable assistance and direction.
“Whilst we announce these plans today I’d like to thank our members for their continued support.
We recognise that our facilities, particularly for our female members, have been inadequate for
some time. The spirit of this club and our members continues to inspire us,” Phil Cowlishaw said.