Enfield Rovers FC from the Canterbury and District Soccer Football Association received fantastic news from the Minister of Sport, Stuart Ayres and Scott Farlow MLC on Wednesday 5 September.
The Minister and Mr Farlow announced $150,000 for the upgrade of floodlighting at Henley Park.
Mr Ayres said that football clubs from around NSW will once again benefit from the $4.1 million invested back into local football clubs from the 2015 Asian Cup Legacy Fund.
“The second round of the fund will see more than $2.3 million go towards improving the quality and quantity of local club facilities across the state and it’s fantastic to see that the Asian Cup event hosted in 2015 is still paying dividends for NSW,” Mr Ayres said.
“The funding announced today is in addition to a recent $2.6 million NSW Government funding package for Burwood Council to upgrade facilities here.”
Scott Farlow MLC said that football was a growing sport in the Inner West region and residents would be thrilled that new flood-lighting would enable more teams to train and play at night.
“This $150,000 grant will see the upgrade of floodlighting at Henley Park, which is a major benefit to our local footballing community,” Farlow said.
“This is an example of good government investing in world class events that continue to benefit the community for years to come.”
Football NSW CEO Stuart Hodge, said the collaborative effort of the NSW Government, Football NSW (FNSW) and Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) has allowed local clubs to benefit.
“Along with supporting participation, we will see the flow on effects of these upgraded and new facilities creating stronger communities – whilst improving the overall experience for players, coaches and spectators,” Mr Hodge said.
With more than 280,000 registered players now playing football in NSW, it is the financial support from initiatives such as this legacy fund that will ensure the future of Football continues to grow around the state.”