The Morrison government has promised $3 million to upgrade sporting facilities at Harrie Dening Football Centre and Prince Edward Park if re-elected on Saturday.
The proposed funding will help deliver an equaliser for the Sutherland Shire football community.
The equaliser campaign is designed to support our grassroots and clubs deliver new and improved female friendly facilities.
Liberal candidate for Hughes, Jenny Ware, said, “Harrie Denning Football Centre at Kareela would receive $1.5 million to upgrade playing fields with a hybrid surface, irrigation and draining, and amenity improvements, including referee change rooms and a first aid room”.
Football NSW CEO, Stuart Hodge commented, “this is an exciting announcement for Sutherland Shire Football Association and it’s home of football”
“In the Sutherland Shire, 83% of amenity buildings are not female friendly.
“The upgrade to Harrie Dening Football Centre will put the venue in the driver’s seat to attract a FIFA Women’s World Cup team to use the venue as a training base throughout the World Cup.
“The project will leave a lasting legacy to the Sutherland Shire and the football community.”
The project will ensure that Harrie Dening Football Centre will be a female friendly venue, safe, accessible, and fit for purpose for the entire football community.
The Morrison government has also committed funding to Prince Edward Park. The funding has been committed to raising the oval, sports field lighting, improved car park and playground and fitness space renewals.
Football NSW and Sutherland Shire FA thanks the Morrison government and Jenny Ware for recognising the need to upgrade football infrastructure in the Sutherland Shire.
These upgrades will help uncover the next Matilda’s for the future and deliver an equaliser that the Shire deserves.