AFL clubs across the state bolstered by NSW Government grants

Community football clubs reap nearly $3 million in NSW Government grants to fund upgrades to local facilities.

Five AFL facilities received funding in recent grant announcements, with two successful applications in the Greater Cities Sport Facilities Fund and three in the Regional Sport Facility Fund.

Footballers in Moore Park, the Sutherland Shire Council, Queanbeyan, Orange and Port Stephens will all have plenty to smile about, with significant upgrades to their home facilities on the horizon.

Head of AFL NSW/ACT, Tiffany Robertson, said: “We’re pleased five of our facilities across NSW will benefit from the NSW Government grants. I’m sure our clubs and their partners will make every dollar of these grants count to improve the AFL experience for their community.”

Anthony Brooks, Facilities and Government Manager AFL NSW/ACT, was delighted with the outcome of this round of grant funding. “We’re so pleased the NSW Government is supporting our growing local community clubs to improve access to AFL for everyone,” he said. “This funding will help deliver key projects the community has been striving to achieve and it will make a tangible difference to the way our communities access safe and inclusive facilities which benefit so many people.”

Thank you to everyone involved in preparing grant applications for the Greater Cities Sport Facilities Fund and the Regional Sport Facility Fund, especially our partners in local government and hardworking community clubs.


Greater Cities Sport Facilities Fund

Bat & Ball Field, Moore Park, Sydney

One of the most used AFL grounds in Australia, Bat & Ball will receive change room and toilet amenities as part of a $1.6 million project. The NSW Government has committed $1 million to the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust.

Heathcote Oval, Sutherland Shire Council

The NSW Government has granted $1 million to the Sutherland Shire Council for a $1.5 million lighting upgrade project, ensuring the facilities can be used after dark, benefiting numerous local users including the SES.


Regional Sport Facilities Fund

Waratah Sports Club, Orange

This facility will receive $444,016 from the NSW Government to upgrade female and disability amenities. It is a great result for improved equality and participation for the Orange Tigers and the Central West.

Halloran Oval, Queanbeyan

Congratulations to the Queanbeyan Junior Australian Football Club, which will receive $263,525 from the NSW Government for lighting at Halloran Oval.

Tomaree Regional Sports Complex, Port Stephens

The Port Stephens Council will receive $262,127 from the NSW Government towards the rebuild of the Tomaree Regional Sports Complex.


AFL NSW/ACT welcomes the opportunity to assist clubs and councils looking to apply for future grants. Please contact Anthony Brooks (, 0404 022 104) for further information.