Joss Community Facility Grants recipients announced

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AFL NSW/ACT in partnership with Joss Group, are delighted to announce the successful applicants of the 2019 Community Facility Grants.

All over New South Wales and the ACT, local clubs took up the opportunity to apply for one of ten $10,000 grants to contribute to the improvement of their football facilities for the 2020 season and beyond.

As a part of the partnership between AFL NSW/ACT and the Joss Group, $50,000 was provided by each to ensure the betterment of facilities region-wide.

AFL NSW/ACT and the Joss Group would like to congratulate the following clubs on being successful applicants for the 2019 Community Facility Grant program.

Community Facility Grants recipients

Bathurst Bushrangers ARFC

  • – Installation of solar panel system for the clubhouse

Cronulla Sharks JAFC

  • – New roller shutter for canteen
  • – New water fountain
  • – Painting to insides of dressing rooms
  • – Install concrete ramp to existing toilets

East Wagga

  • – Supply and installation of goal post nets at Gumly Oval

Finley Football Netball Club

  • – To install behind goal netting

Gungahlin AFC

  • – Extension to existing medical facilities and women’s Changeroom amenities.

Holbrook ARFC

  • – Lighting upgrade

Jindera Football Club

  • – Upgrade of existing amenities.

Muswellbrook AFC

  • – New electronic scoreboard

Wollongong Sanits

  • – New goal posts and behind goal netting and the relocation of an existing cricket wicket to create a new AFL Oval

Camden AFC

  • – Purchase and install Interchange benches

The importance of adequate facilities for our local clubs across New South Wales and the ACT has never been more of a priority than it is now. With participation in Australian Football as healthy as it currently is, and with more growth to come, it is vital that football clubs cater to both male and females through their facilities.

The introduction of AFLW competition has also had a marked impact on the growth of the female game across the region. A total of 32% of all Australian Football participants are female, and it is vital that we supply the appropriate amenities and support that will kick-off their AFLW journey, and continue their involvement in the sport.

AFL NSW/ACT State Manager of Government, Diversity and Infrastructure, Anthony Brooks says facilities play a vital role in the growth of the game.

“The AFL is committed to female infrastructure grant programs to support the upgrade of facilities to be safe and inclusive,”  said Brooks.

“We welcome the opportunity to work with local clubs and councils to deliver key upgrades to support the game’s growing participation”.

For those looking to upgrade their current venues, please visit our website for available grant opportunities. Alternatively, please contact Matthew Baigent, AFL NSW/ACT Facilities Coordinator at

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