Bill Anderson Reserve, home of Kemps Creek United Soccer Club will be the beneficiary of $50,000 if Labor is elected at the NSW State Election on March 25.
Nathan Hagarty, Labor Candidate for Leppington recently made the announcement at Bill Anderson Park.
Leppington is a new electorate, taking in parts of several other electorates.
About half the electorate comes from Liverpool and Macquarie Fields, with some of the electorate coming from Campbelltown.
Labor has committed $50,000 towards new drainage at Bill Anderson Park.
Drainage is a critical component of any football facility. Drainage and irrigation are vital to the ongoing upkeep and maintenance of the fields.
Drainage has a significant impact on the continued capacity of playing fields and is required to enable effective ground maintenance. Without this infrastructure in place, playing fields are significantly restricted in terms of the capacity to accommodate use.
In the electorate of Leppington 67% of the fields don’t have drainage.
Community sporting clubs were severely impacted in 2022 as NSW experienced unprecedent wet weather.
Kemps Creek United Soccer Club like many other clubs across NSW lost a significant number of training nights and competition matches due to poor weather.
New drainage will assist the club in increasing the capacity of Bill Anderson Park, which is a key strategic pillar of the NSW Football Infrastructure Strategy.
Football NSW continues to advocate to all side of politics for increased funding and support for our clubs and associations, ensuring inclusive and accessible facilities that can not only meet the current demand for football but cater for the ongoing growth of the game for generations to come.