The NSW Government have announced that they will contribute $500,000 towards the installation of new synthetic playing field at Norman Griffiths Oval, West Pymble through the Liquor & Gaming NSW’s Clubgrants infrastructure program.
Minister for Lands and Forestry and Minister for Racing, The Hon. Paul Toole with Member for Ku-ring-gai, Alister Henskens were excited to make the announcement which will allow more players to play the game of football in the Northern Suburbs Football Association (NSFA).
Mr Henskens said “the new synthetic playing field will particularly benefit the local football competition”.
West Pymble FC is a strong and successful club in the Northern Suburbs Football Association with over 900 registered players. A new synthetic surface will assist the club all year round with training and competition throughout the winter season plus it will allow hundreds of participants to participate in summer football during summer season.
The new synthetic field will allow 60+ hours of usage per week, ensuring more people are participating in sport in the local community. The installation of a synthetic field is a step in the right direction to ensure the future needs of football are met in the Northern Suburbs so that every individual that wants to participate has a place to play.
“Our Government is pleased to provide this funding to help more people experience the many benefits of taking part in sport and leisure activities including improved fitness and well-being and greater social interaction,” stated Minister for Racing, Paul Toole.
The funding from the NSW’s Clubgrants infrastructure program coupled with funding from Ku-ring-gai Council, NSFA, West Pymble FC, NSW Governments Local Sport Grant Program and Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program will see over $1.4 million for the synthetic surface project.