Orange District Football have been successful in obtaining $108,428 for a lighting upgrade at Sir Jack Brabham Park the home of Orange Football in a massive win for the world game in regional NSW.
The NSW State Government have announced the recipients of the Club Grants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants – July Round.
The NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program is investing $4.1 million into 41 projects to strengthen local communities.
Minister for Digital and Customer Service Victor Dominello said the grants would boost the economy, provide local jobs, and help businesses as the State reopens.
Lighting has been identified as critical issue for the Orange region.
Fifty-percent of the floodlit fields in Orange are below the Australian Lighting Standard of 50 lux.
Increasing Playing Capacity is a key strategic pillar for of the NSW Football Infrastructure Strategy.
Field lighting is a proven method of increasing participation capacity.
Sports lighting allows players of all ages and abilities to train safely at night and can provide the opportunity to play competition football providing flexibility in scheduling.
The upgrade of lighting at Sir Jack Brabham Park will allow Orange District Football to run a female midweek competition in 2022 and beyond.
The growth of female football is expected to explode with Australia and New Zealand hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023.
Football estimates that there will be another 187,000 new female participants in NSW by 2027 due to the flow on effects from the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The next round of the NSW Government’s Club Grants Category 3 – Infrastructure Grants program open is now open. The fund closes on Monday 22 November.
To find our more information or to apply, please visit the Office of Responsible Gambling grants and funding web page