Football facilities to prosper from NSW Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund

More than $1.8 million in grants have been announced in the First Round of the NSW Government’s Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund to support clubs across the state from as far north as Kempsey and as far south as Shoalhaven.

This funding will be spread across 16 projects to assist much needed facility improvements and upgrades. Refer to the tables below for a list and further details regarding the successful projects.

Football is the most popular sport in Australia and NSW with recent AusPlay statistics highlighting that there are over 1.1 million players playing nationally.

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the funding will help deliver better community facilities to local football clubs across NSW.

“I encourage local football clubs to apply for up to 50 per cent of the cost of building amenities or upgrading facilities, with a funding contribution of $50,000 – $150,000 per project,” Mr Ayres said.

“We know that improving local sports infrastructure helps build stronger communities and improves participation amongst children and adults alike.”

Football NSW CEO Stuart Hodge said, “Football faces real challenges at all levels of the game to access enough facilities of the right quality to play.

“Many pitches across the state are over used, in poor condition and demand often outstrips supply due to the popularity of the sport. Facilities are recognised as a key factor in keeping and attracting players by providing spaces that not only enable participation, but also inspire people to play the World Game”.

Northern NSW Football CEO, David Eland said, “The 16 clubs, associations and zones who have received funding in Round One will greatly benefit with improvements ranging from amenity upgrades to a new synthetic pitch.

“These clubs will now be able to meet the needs of their members by providing more appropriate facilities to enable participants to play football more consistently throughout the year in safe and inviting settings”.

Round Two of the NSW Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund is now open and will close on Friday 2nd March 2018, with the remainder of the $4.1 million total funding being distributed.

Football NSW and Northern NSW Football encourages clubs across the state to commence their planning in consideration of an application for funding to improve local football facilities.

For information and details on Round Two of the NSW Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund please visit the Office of Sport website.

If you require any assistance or guidance regarding your application please do not hesitate to contact Daniel Ristic, Manager – Government Relations, Funding and Infrastructure on (02) 8814 4451 or via email at

Successful applicants from Round One of the NSW Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund are as follows:

Football NSW

Club/Association/Zone Venue Project
Abbotsford Junior Football Club Campbell Park Fit out of dressing room, shed, canteen and clubhouse
Bathurst District Football Proctor Park Drainage and irrigation for three fields
Blue Mountains Football Club Knapsack Park Irrigation and field upgrade
Cranebrook United Soccer Club Andromeda Oval Floodlight upgrade, field reconstruction and canteen upgrade
Doonside Hawks Soccer Club Glendenning Reserve Upgrade of canteen, floodlighting, seating and fencing
Dubbo & District Football Association Lady Cutler East Oval New amenities building
Forbes & District Soccer Club Botanical Gardens New amenities building
Northern Suburbs Football Association Norman Griffiths Oval New synthetic field
Orange & District Football Association Soccer Sir Jack Brabham Extension to amenities building
Orange Waratah Junior Soccer Club Waratah Playing Fields Development of a small sided field including floodlighting and irrigation
Shoalhaven District Football Association South Nowra Football Fields Installation of floodlights
Wentworth Falls Football Club Pitt Park New clubhouse

Northern NSW

Club/Association/Zone Venue Project
Cooks Hill United Football Club National Park Sportsground


Regrade, level and returf playing field and drainage
Great Lakes United Football Club Boronia Park Floodlight upgrade
Kempsey Saints Football Club Eden St Playing Fields Floodlight upgrade
Northern Inland Football Gipps Street Playing Fields Floodlight and irrigation upgrade