Abbotsford Junior Football Club has secured over $140,000 in funding from the NSW Government to improve their local football facilities.
Member for Drummoyne, John Sidoti said that the booming popularity of football brings together the community after the success of the 2015 Asian Cup.
“The surplus funds allocated to the elite-level Cup are going towards improving our sports facilities and encouraging participation in the local area.” Mr Sidoti said.
The funding to Abbotsford Junior Football Club will contribute to the new club-house facilities including dressing rooms for females, males and people with disability.
The booming popularity of football is already bringing communities together, and now players at all levels again benefit from the success of the 2015 Asian Cup.
“Almost 330,000 participated in football across the state last year, an increase on the previous year. The Club currently has 500 members and these upgrades will assist in increasing these numbers even further.
“This funding for community football ensures that we continue to see Australia succeeding on the international stage, while getting kids more active at the same time.
“Players, referees, coaches and administrators of all ages and abilities are set to benefit from the fund which will magnify the social, health, educational and cultural benefits our game brings to society. ” Mr Sidoti said.