17 November 2017
Australia’s successful staging of football’s Asian Cup in 2015 is still leaving its mark, with the latest impact a boost to club facilities for two local clubs in Orange.
Parliamentary secretetary for western NSW, Rick Colless, and Football NSW infrastructure manager Daniel Ristic were both in Orange today to unveil funding for improved facilities at Jack Brabham and Waratahs sportsgrounds.
The Orange & District Football Club will receive $60,854 for the extension of club rooms to provide a meeting room and storage area at Brabham Park.Waratahs Junior Soccer Club will receive $51,500 for the development of a small-sided field (including irrgation and floodlighting) to respond to the growing numbers of younger players (under 6s) at the Waratah sportsground.
Rick Colless is delighted to see the Asian Cup tournament continue to have a legacy in local grounds, boosting one of Australia’s biggest sports in terms of participation numbers.
‘It ensures that we continue to see Australia succeeding on the international stage’ ~ Rick Colless
“Through the allocation of surplus funding from the elite level Asian Cup in 2015 to community football, it ensures that we continue to see Australia succeeding on the international stage, while getting kids more active at the same time,” Rick Colless said.
“Almost 330,000 people participated in football across the state last year, an increase on the previous year.”