Football NSW applauded the decision by Camden Council to cut ground hire costs for the 2022 winter season by 50% which will be a welcome relief to the various clubs playing in the Macarthur Football Association area.
Regular hirers of local sportsgrounds for winter will see their fees halved after floods and wet weather impacted large parts of their season this year.
Mayor of Camden, Cr Therese Fedeli said it was important to support regular hirers for the long term sustainability of local sport.
“Council is committed to supporting our local sports clubs which we believe are the lifeblood of our community,” Cr Fedeli said.
“Between March and June this year our sportsgrounds were closed or under conditional status for 116 days which has severely impacted sporting clubs’ ability to train or play sport.
“We are all about helping our community in any way possible and I am proud to help our winter season sporting clubs and regular hirers by reducing their fees by 50 per cent.”
Camden Council has waived fees for regular hirers of its sportsgrounds a number of times throughout the pandemic, including for the 2021-22 summer sport season.