Henry Lawson FC hailing from the Nepean Football Association are rejoicing in their new facility upgrades thanks to some fantastic collaboration between federal, state, and local government.
Parkes Avenue in Werrington the home venue of Henry Lawson FC received an amenity upgrade consisting of changeroom upgrades, addition of an accessible toilet, canteen upgrades and additional storage.
The infrastructure upgrades totaled $385,891, with contributions from the federal government via the Sport Australia Infrastructure Grant ($50,000).
The NSW State government contributed $27,272 via the Community Building Partnership grants.
Henry Lawson FC matched the NSW Government Funding adding $27,272 to the amenity upgrade.
Penrith City Council who managed the project contributed the remaining $281,346.
The canteen and changerooms have been revitalised into modern and user-friendly facilities.
The changerooms are now female friendly with lockable toilets and showers to provide the necessary privacy for all participants.
“This is a perfect example of partnerships and investment. Partnerships and Investment is one of the five key infrastructure pillars in the NSW Football Infrastructure Strategy,” said Football NSW Manager Government Relations, Funding, and Infrastructure Daniel Ristic.
“Developing and maintaining relationships with all levels of government is vital in improving and upgrading football infrastructure across the state.”
Henry Lawson FC is a thriving club in the Nepean Football Association with 455 members.
Females represent 23% of the club’s members with this number likely to rise during and post the FIFA Women’s World Cup on home soil in 2023.
The upgrade to the club’s amenity building has now set a fantastic foundation to attract and build the club members over the coming years.