Three football venues in the newly named state electorate of Winston Hills are set to receive a total of $6 million dollars in funding under a re-elected NSW Liberal and Nationals Government.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet, NSW Minister for Sport Alister Henskens and Liberal Candidate for Winston Hills Mark Taylor announced the election commitment at Binalong Reserve in Old Toongabbie on Tuesday.
The six million dollars in proposed funding will be split which will see two million dollars spread across three grassroots community venues.
Binalong Reserve, home of the Pendle Hill FC, Glenwood Reserve home of the Glenwood Redbacks and Morgan Power Reserve home of Parklea FC will be the beneficiaries if the Liberal and Nationals Government is re-elected on March 25.
“Sport plays a critical role in the fabric of our communities so funding for new facilities and amenities at some of Winston Hills’ most popular sportsgrounds are a big winner for locals and their sports clubs”, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet stated to the press on Tuesday.
Liberal Candidate Mark Taylor echoed the NSW Premier’s thoughts.
“Our local Winston Hills sports clubs, community groups and families will see a huge difference to their training and playing facilities once we get the ball moving on these much-needed upgrades.”
The funding for Binalong Park will assist in bringing to life the Binalong Park masterplan that was finalised by City of Parramatta in 2021.
Glenwood Redbacks FC and Parklea FC are two of the larger clubs in the Blacktown District Soccer Football Association for female participants.
Upgraded facilities will ensure the clubs can continue to drive and attract female participation in the local community on the back of the upcoming 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup that is now just a few months away.
Venues such as Binalong, Glenwood and Morgan Power Reserve not only enable growth in the game, but they also enable broader community development. Ensuring communities have adequate spaces where people can actively and safely engage in sport and recreation can provide improved social, health, educational and cultural outcomes for all.
Football NSW continues to advocate to all sides of politics for increased funding and support for our clubs and associations, ensuring inclusive and accessible facilities that not only meet the current demand for football but cater for the ongoing growth of the game for generations to come.