Parramatta Eagles Football Club are ready for season 2022 after a stadium refresh to its iconic Melita Stadium thanks to the Community Building Partnerships Program.
The Eagles were successful in obtaining $50,000 from the program.
Melita Stadium a historic venue to all that love the world game has been given a new lease on life thanks to the funding.
With the likes of past and present Socceroos such as Marshall Soper, Ahmad Elrich, Oliver Bozanic, Mark Milligan and Mitch Duke to name a few that called Melita Stadium home, the much needed upgrade will no doubt support the development of more future stars coming through from the football mad area.
The Stadium exterior has been rejuvenated with the renewal of the dugouts which have a new modern sleek look.
New white handrails and a sheltered area between the two technical areas have made the grandstand glimmer and made the stadium almost unrecognisable.
Parramatta FC contributed $20,000 to the upgrade.
Parramatta FC Club Facilities and Operations Manager, Osman Jebara was thankful for the funding.
“The stadium has come a long way and the grant has made a real difference to the club.
“Parramatta FC would like to thank Lynda Voltz for believing in our project and Cumberland Councillor Ola Hamed for her support as well.”
State Member for Auburn, Lynda Voltz and Cumberland Councillor Ola Hamed attended the unveiling of the rejuvenated Melita Stadium on Monday 29 November.
“The Melita Stadium upgrade has shown how successful the Community Building Partnership Program can be for community clubs across NSW,” said Daniel Ristic, Football NSW Manager – Government Relations, Funding, and Infrastructure.
Melita Stadium is not only home to Parramatta Eagles FC but it’s also home to Granville District Soccer Football Association.
The club and association now turns it focus on upgrading stadium lighting, changerooms and further upgrades to the grandstand as it looks to revamp the historic football stadium for the future.
Homes of Football are a crucial pillar of the NSW Football Infrastructure Strategy. Homes of Football improve access to football programs, pathways, and development services.
The planned upgrades for the future will ensure football can thrive in the historic Granville region.