Football Infrastructure Funding Still Underway Despite COVID-19

April 29th, 2020

Football Infrastructure Funding Still Underway Despite COVID-19 Interruption
Nineteen northern NSW projects share $1.9million


Northern NSW Football is pleased infrastructure funding has continued throughout the region in 2020 with 19 facilities sharing in $1.9m throughout the northern NSW region, despite the COVID-19 interruption to the sport.

Northern NSW Football Head of Football Peter Haynes is elated that government at all levels continue to see the importance in honouring grants and funding for public sporting fields for the long-term health and wellbeing of the community

“It is great to see that funding hasn’t halted for such important community projects, many of the projects which have received money are for shared facilities used by multiple sports and community groups,” Haynes said.

“These venues will be essential for communities to become active again when public health orders are lifted as well as in the long-term.”

Haynes continued by thanking the volunteers of the clubs for dedicating their time and patience in compiling submissions for funding to improve facilities for participants.

“Our volunteers spend so much time behind the scenes of clubs to make them function, well-beyond putting the nets up and serving at the canteen.

“Developing funding proposals and submissions can often be a daunting task, however each of these projects has been successful, because someone took on the challenge and committed their time and effort.”

Northern NSW Football Funding Recipients:

  • Hunter Sports High School (Jets Academy), field lighting, $150,000, Cat 3 Infrastructure Fund
  • Weston Workers Bears Football Club, scoreboard upgrade, $30,000, Community Building Partnerships
  • Thornton Park Senior Soccer Club, changeroom upgrade, $95,000, Community Building Partnerships
  • Gunnedah & District FC, new amenities, $340,000, Stronger Country Communities Fund
  • Dorrigo FC, new lighting, $232,056, Cat 3 Infrastructure Fund
  • Scotts Head Sharks Football Club, canteen upgrade, $23,000, Community Building Partnerships
  • Sawtell FC, female friendly changerooms, $215,823, Stronger Country Communities Fund
  • Port Stephens Council, multi-purpose building at Tomaree Sports Complex, $300,000, Cat 3 Infrastructure Fund
  • Mayfield United JSFC, female friendly changerooms, $20,000, Community Building Partnerships
  • Westlakes Wildcats FC, construction of two grandstands, $189,100, Cat 3 Infrastructure Fund
  • West Wallsend Amateur Soccer Club, high boundary fence, $8,482, Community Building Partnerships
  • Garden Suburb Junior Soccer Club, new mower, $8,399, Community Building Partnerships
  • South Cardiff Football Club, new dugouts, $9,744, Community Building Partnerships
  • Valentine Eleebana Football Club, equipment storage compound, $14,127, Community Building Partnerships
  • Gresford Vacy FC, complex mower replacement, $16,000, Community Building Partnerships
  • Cessnock City Hornets FC, junior football training facilities expansion, $3,410, Community Building Partnerships
  • Bulahdelah Soccer Club, upgrade of lights, $92,515, Stronger Country Communities Fund
  • Casino RSM Cobras Soccer Club, field resurface and new fencing, $205,166, Stronger Country Communities Fund
  • Nimbin Headers Sports Club, drainage upgrade, $21,588, Community Building Partnerships

Northern NSW Football encourages all football clubs who would like to know more about funding submissions or require assistance in to contact Northern NSW Football Senior Officer – Community Football Ross Hicks

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