2016 Football Facilities Forum

The Football Facilities Forum is an all-inclusive update of football facilities, with leading experts sharing their knowledge of facilities case studies, funding opportunities, synthetic surface updates, working with government at all levels, and an opportunity to network with key stakeholders.

The 2016 program (Friday 4th November, 2016) included:
The development of Women’s Football and the need for facilities investment. Keynote speech from Westfield Matildas Head Coach Alen Stajcic.

NSW Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund – information about the fund, project management stages and how to succeed with your funding application.

There was also sessions on Business Planning, the Community Building Partnership, ClubGRANTS Category 3, Synthetic field case studies and Turf Management. Sessions were on engagement with federal, state and local government will be presented by The Hon. Craig Laundy, MP for Reid, Matt Kean, MP for Hornsby and Michael Regan respectively.


Event Videos

About the Asian Cup Fund & Project Management Stages: https://youtu.be/Yicg9TZ-fT4
Daniel Ristic (Facilities Funding and Delivery Coordinator –NSW Facilities Unit)) presents information on the Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund & how to apply.


How to succeed with your funding applications: https://youtu.be/JJ3llJmeM-E
Peter Britt (NSW Office of Sport – Regional Manager, Northern Sport Development and Support) outlines tips & information on writing a quality grant application with Do’s & Don’ts.


How to engage your Local Council:
Steve Cowan (Community Land Planner –Sports, Lake Macquarie City Council) presented how important it is to engage with your local council & outlined his council’s planning procedures & funding sources.


Engaging State Members and Other Funding Opportunities: https://youtu.be/gEn64swP7k0
Sonia Hornery (State member for Wallsend) presented on how to engage with your local member & the Community Building Partnership Fund.

Grass Field & Turf Management:
Dr Mick Battam (AgEnviro Solutions) discussed his current study conducted on grass fields & outlined his drainage & irrigation recommendations.


Lighting – Use of LED Lighting:
Justin Albin (Jasstech Solutions) outlined the new technology of LED lighting & how it can be of benefit to sporting facilities.


Module Amenities Blocks:
Vincent Sweeney (Park Sheds) presented information on a new style of Modular Amenities Blocks.

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