Football NSW and Northern NSW Football are pleased to announce that a further $2.3 million in funding from the 2015 Asian Cup Legacy Fund is to be distributed to community clubs across the state.
Over the two rounds of the Fund, 35 different clubs, associations and zones from Albury in the south to Tweed Heads at the NSW/Queensland border have benefited from a total of $4.1 million dollars – all generated as a result of the hugely successful 2015 Asian Cup.
In announcing the successful applicants for Round Two, Minister for Sport, Mr Stuart Ayres stated, “The second round of the Fund will see some $2.3 million go towards improving the quality and quantity of local club facilities and it’s fantastic to see that the Asian Cup event hosted in 2015 is still paying dividends for the sport in NSW,” said.
Football NSW CEO Stuart Hodge agreed saying, “Round Two of the 2015 Asian Cup Legacy Fund will be spread to 19 projects across the state to assist in much needed facility improvements and upgrades from synthetic fields to new amenities buildings”.
Mr Hodge continued, “Local football facilities are a key priority for our game, and new projects and infrastructure upgrades will allow more people of all ages to actively and safely engage in our sport”.
Football is the most popular sport in both NSW and across Australia with recent AusPlay statistics highlighting that there are over 1.1 million players playing nationally (2018).
“Annual participation growth highlights the need for continued investment in facilities across NSW, thereby ensuring improved social, health, educational and cultural outcomes for all participants” stated Northern NSW Football CEO, David Eland.
Ausplay (2018) data suggests that more than 330,000 additional children under the age of 15 would consider taking up the sport in the next 12 months across the country. This coupled with the expected population growth in NSW in the coming years further reinforces the need for ongoing investment in grassroots football.
Football NSW and Northern NSW Football would like to congratulate the 19 successful Clubs, Associations and Zones who will now be able to improve the overall participant experience at their respective venues.
Successful applicants from Round Two of the 2015 Asian Cup Legacy Fund are as follows:
|Albury United SC||Jelbart Park West||Floodlights||$150,000|
|Boomers FC||Glen Park||Floodlights||$119,862|
|Bradbury Ambarvale FC||Ambarvale Sports Complex||Amenity building, Floodlighting, Irrigation, Drainage||$150,000|
|Cronulla Seagulls FC||Woolooware Oval||Clubhouse Upgrade and Additions||$59,918|
|Enfield Rovers SC||Henley Park||Floodlights||$150,000|
|Gymea United FC||Gymea Oval||Football and Coaching Operations Facilities||$110,000|
|Hornsby Heights SC||Montview Park||Floodlights||$125,640|
|Kellyville Kolts SC||Bernie Mullane Sports Complex||Upgrade storage facility and new meeting/training room||$127,837|
|Parkes & District Amateur SA||Harrison Park||Refurbish existing amenities and new storage shed||$150,000|
|Shoalhaven District FA||South Nowra Football Grounds||Upgrade spectator seating||$98,556|
|St George FA||Peakhurst Park #5||Synthetic Field||$150,000|
|St Ives FC||Warrimoo Oval||Synthetic Field||$150,000|
|Temora United SC||Temora West Sports Ground||New amenity building||$61,082|
|Wakehurst FC||Lionel Watts Oval||Synthetic Fields||$150,000|
|Coffs Harbour City United FC||Forsyth Park||Amenity Upgrade & Car Park||$148,420|
|Grafton United Football Club||Rushforth Park||Floodlighting||$116,671|
|South Cardiff FC||Ulinga Fields 3 & 4||Remediation of Fields and Lighting||$135,916|
|Maitland FC||Cook Square Park||Update inadequate facilities||$79,281|
|Newcastle Olympic Soccer FC||Darling St Oval||New floodlighting||$72,407|