Garden Suburb Football Club is pleased to announce we have been successful in obtaining a grant of $291,952 through Stage 4 of the NSW Governments Stronger Country Community Fund.
We would like to thank the NSW Government and Deputy Premier Paul Toole for this opportunity and acknowledge the support provided by Northern New South Wales Football in preparing the grant along a $40,000 co-contribution through their Facility Fund we received in 2020 along with Lake Macquarie Council for their support and assistance.
Garden Suburb Football Club has also made a significant co-contribution to the grant that has only been possible through the hard work and support of our members, sponsors and supporters. This support really is appreciated in what is the first stage of the facility upgrades.
This is huge news for the whole club and not only provides improved light coverage at the club for games and training, but will also increase our available training space by lighting the area beyond the cricket pitch. The future implementation of drainage on Margaret West field will see further opportunities for Friday night teams at the club.
Works on the project are well underway with design work and geotechnical investigations already being completed and we are aiming to have the lights in place for the 2022 season.
We will keep members up to date as the project progresses.