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Football clubs kick funding goals

 

Christmas has come early for a number of football clubs across Northern NSW.

 

The clubs have alll been named as recipients of grant funding under the 2015 Community Building Partnerships Grant from the NSW Government.

 

A total of 21 applications were successful in receiving Community Building Partnership funding to enhance football facilities.

 

Funding allocated to football clubs through this program in 2015 results in a combined total of $520,924 across 12 electorates in Northern NSW.

 

The recipients include several clubs in the Newcastle and Hunter Region, who have collectively received over $347,000.

 

Cessnock City Hornets, Western Workers Bears, Garden Suburb Junior Soccer Club, Belmont Swansea United, Kotara FC, New Lambton FC, Hunter Simba FC, Merewether United FC, Medowie FC, have all been recognised as hosting worthwhile projects that warrant the additional funding offered by the Community Building Partnerships Grant Program.

 

"Developing new facilities as well as better equipping existing facilities and infrastructure has been identified by Football Federation Australia (FFA) as one of the major focusses for the continued strong growth of the game," Northern NSW Football Community Football Manager Peter Haynes said.

 

"These projects are all vital initiatives in ensuring that within Newcastle and Hunter Region we can continue to provide opportunities for more people to play more football." 

 

The NSW Community Building Partnership program supports the improvement of community infrastructure, and creates more vibrant and inclusive communities by supporting projects that encourage community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

 

Newcastle and Hunter Funding Projects:

 

Zone

Applicant

Funding

HVF

Cessnock City Hornets FC

$50,000

HVF

Weston Workers Bears FC

$30,000

NF

Newcastle City Council

$39,338

NF

New Lambton Football Club

$20,000

NF

Hunter Simba FC

$60,000

NF

Merewether United Football Club

$25,000

NF

Medowie Football Club

$15,000

NF

Lambton Jaffas Football Club

$25,000

NF

Wallsend Football Club

$33,565

MF

Garden Suburb JSC

$14,850

MF

Belmont Swansea United SC

$35,240

15/12/2015