Football in NSW extends far beyond the elite level as the sport has significant health, economic and social benefits for the entire community.
Football NSW plays a key role in Football Federation Australia’s plan to be the number one national sport in 20 years by maintaining a safe and secure environment for all who want to play football and nurturing the prospects of the sport in partnership with member associations and clubs, all levels of government and other stakeholders.
With that in mind Football NSW has now produced a number of Facilities Guides, building on our strategy to deliver sustainable and vibrant football facilities into the future.
It’s another valuable resource that will continue to strengthen partnerships and shape our approach to developing football infrastructure and the services it provides.
The Facilities Guides have been prepared by Football NSW to provide guidance to football clubs and associations and local councils regarding football facilities development projects.
The Guides have been developed in order to provide stakeholders with quality, consistent information regarding the planning and development of football facilities.
Improving community football facilities and places to play is a key focus area of Football NSW and one the sport views as vitally important to not only meet growing demand but encourage more people to participate in football.
In addition, providing welcoming, sustainable and quality football environments, that are well managed and operated, is a key strategic driver of the Football NSW Facilities team. Supporting clubs, associations, local councils and other stakeholders to deliver these environments is critical to their and our success.
The facility planning process is an essential element of providing quality football facilities that can continually meet the needs of club members, participants, administrators, coaches, facility operators, local councils and communities.
Planning the development of a new, or improving an existing football facility, is an involved process that will take time, effort and resources. Involving stakeholders, communicating with local councils, combining club member skills and engaging professional services are all important steps to consider.