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    2017 Community Building Partnership – OPEN

    Applications for the 2017 Community Building Partnership’s program opens at 9am on Monday 26 June 2017. Football clubs are encouraged and urged to apply for funding to improve community football facilities at their respective grounds via the Community Building Partnership program. Facilities are recognised as a key factor in keeping and attracting players by providing spaces that not only enable play, but also inspire people […]

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    The importance of Oversowing

    The process of oversowing plays an important role in ensuring grass football pitches are kept in pristine and healthy condition. Oversowing is the technique of sowing, with an example being seen at Valentine Sports Park’s field number one, where the Rye grass seeds into existing turf which in VSP’s case is Agri-Dark couch, without preparing a traditional, ploughed and cultivated seedbed. This is done for […]

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    A better sporting future in the Northern Suburbs

    Sporting clubs came together at the Ku-rin-gai Sports Forum on Monday, 15th May to discuss issues relating to sports, facilities and active living in the community. Over 40 club members from a variety of different sports attended and listened to presentations from the NSW Office and Sport regarding grant funding opportunities and council recreation and planning team discussing existing projects recently completed in the 2016/2017 […]

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    Sports Forum tackling issues in the Northern Beaches

    The recently formed Northern Beaches Council (Formerly Manly, Warringah and Pittwater Councils) have jumped into gear immediately to try and solve the problem of under supply of sporting fields in the Northern Beaches. Council has engaged Otium Planning Group who are experts in the fields of sports planning and golf course feasibility to conduct independent analyses of the sportsgrounds supply and demand as well as […]

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    “The Nest” officially opened at Mulgoa Rise

    Penrith City Council’s newest sporting facility at Mulgoa Rise in Glenmore Park is now complete and in full use for football for the 2017 winter season. The new facility at Mulgoa Rise was officially opened on Wednesday 19 April, 2017 by The Hon. Tanya Davies (Member for Mulgoa, Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Women and Minister for Ageing); The Hon. Stuart Ayres (Member for […]

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    National Football Conference

    The National Sports Convention Conference has brought together 60 leading global policy makers and strategists together with community recreation, sport and health promotion agencies and local government, education and providers to share their views on how to increase participation. The National Football Conference is developed with the Australian Football family, with a key focus on growing grass roots football and what facilities and support is […]

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    Christie Park next in line for synthetic

    The construction of two synthetic fields at Christie Park is about to commence this month (April) after the official “turning of the sod” ceremony with City of Ryde’s Mayor, Cllr. Bill Pickering and Cllr. Roy Maggio. City of Ryde has put itself on the map when it comes to synthetic pitches, by the end of the 2017 football season City of Ryde will have gone […]

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    First synthetic field in the City of Ryde ready to go

    City of Ryde Mayor, Bill Pickering and Clr. Roy Maggio welcomed Football NSW, Gladesville Hornsby Football Association (GHFA), Cricket NSW and AFL NSW/ACT to ELS Hall Park in North Ryde on Friday, 10 February 2017 for the unveiling of the new synthetic surface at ELS Hall Park #1. ELS Hall Park #1 is the first synthetic field in the City of Ryde, with two more […]

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    Latest Research on Recycled Rubber for Synthetic Sports Fields Summarised in New Smart Guide to Synthetic Sports Fields Rubber Infill

    Australia continues to embrace the use of synthetic sports field technology to address the growing demand for more recreational and sports fields to offset the natural grass fields that are being over-used in many cities. Some communities have shown concern with the use of recycled rubber infill with media programs, focussing on specific aspects as reason why not to have the synthetic fields. Martin Sheppard, […]

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    Camden Council holds first football forum

    Camden Council held its first football specific forum on Tuesday 29 November at Camden Civic Centre for all football clubs in the Camden Council area. The Council recently held an all sports forum with all sporting clubs and associations in the Camden area, and from that the football specific forum was born. Six of the nine football clubs within the boundaries of Camden Council attended […]

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    Football Facilities Newsletter 2 Online

    The second Facilities Newsletter produced by the NSW Facilities Unit, a joint venture between Football NSW and Northern NSW Football, is now officially online. The unit has been set up to provide state-wide advice and information to all football stakeholders, with the aim of improving the football experience through improved facilities for all 420,000 participants in the state. In this edition you’ll find a wealth of […]

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    Grant Writing Workshop off to a successful start

    Tuesday, 20th September, saw the first of 3 Asian Cup Legacy Fund Grant Writing Workshops kick off at Valentine Sports Park. The workshop saw a number of clubs and associations across Sydney attend the session which was jointly presented by Football NSW and the Office of Sport. The free workshop provided clubs/associations/zones with some great information which included; steps involved in planning and preparing for […]

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