AFL venues reap millions in government grants

Footballers across the state have won big in the NSW Government’s Female Friendly Community Sport Facilities and Lighting Upgrades Grant Program, with eight venues successfully receiving funding.

The Program aims to revive sports facilities by providing new and redeveloping existing bathrooms and change rooms. It also provides for new or upgraded lighting to enable more women and girls to train and compete in sport in a safe and inclusive environment.

AFL NSW/ACT is grateful for all grant funding opportunities which help our organisations, and our partners and clubs the best opportunity to address our facilities challenge.

Football in NSW has experienced significant participation growth in recent years it is expected to boom even more in the future. For every one women/girls team in NSW in 2010, there are now 11 and the improvements to the venues below will mean more teams and players will feel comfortable and welcome at footy training and on match days.


VenueProjectGrant Amount
Trumper Park, EdgecliffFemale friendly changeroom refurbishment$309,720
Mahoney Park, MarrickvilleFemale friendly changeroom refurbishment$430,347
Figtree Oval, WollongongNew changerooms$500,000
Victoria Park, YassLighting improvement$335,936
Frank Gray Oval, Curl CurlFemale friendly changeroom refurbishment$500,000
Maher Oval, Wagga WaggaNew changerooms$500,000
Hannaford Oval, WollindillyLighting upgrade 200 lux$200,000
Barooga Recreation Reserve, BaroogaNew changerooms$154,000
Coreen Recreational Reserve, CoreenLighting improvement$266,925
Weeraman Fields, MuswellbrookNew lights and solar panels$492,760