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NSW Football Legacy Fund 2023-24 (Round 2) Grant Recipients

Participation stream

Program function: Forming part of the NSW Football Legacy Program, the NSW Football Legacy Fund will see up to $6.21 million invested over two and a half years to support the development of football infrastructure and participation programs as a result of NSW hosting matches for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023TM. The NSW Football Legacy Fund had two separate funding streams, Infrastructure and Participation.

Participation stream: The Participation Stream has been allocated $1.21 million over two rounds. The NSW Football Legacy Fund will be delivered by the Office of Sport in collaboration with Football Australia, Football NSW and Northern NSW Football.

Program term: Applications for opened on the 8 June 2023, closed on the 7 July 2023 and grants were announced in November 2023. Projects are expected to commence by January 2024 and be completed by January 2025.

Applicants:  A total of 120 applications were submitted for consideration, 61 of which were successful. The total amount awarded through Round 2 Football Legacy Fund 2023/24 - Participation stream is $551,791.97 for projects with a total value including co-contributions of $852,858.31.

Source agency: The NSW Office of Sport administered the Program on behalf of the NSW Government. Final decisions on the award of funding were made by the Minister for Sport.

Infrastructure stream

Program function: Forming part of the NSW Football Legacy Program, the NSW Football Legacy Fund will see up to $6.21 million invested over two and a half years to support the development of football infrastructure and participation programs as a result of NSW hosting matches for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023TM. The NSW Football Legacy Fund had two separate funding streams, Infrastructure and Participation.

Infrastructure stream: A total of $2,671,000 (Ex GST) is available in Round 2 for infrastructure projects. The Fund can be used for upgrading existing or constructing new football facilities that demonstrate inclusive and accessible design, maximise community participation and demonstrate provision of accessible program content.

Program term: Applications opened on 8 June 2023, closed on 11 August 2023 and grants were announced in October 2023. Projects are expected to commence from November 2023 and be completed by October 2025.

Applicants: A total of 86 applications were submitted for consideration, 31 of which were successful. The total amount awarded through Football Legacy Fund – Infrastructure Stream is $2,671,000 for projects with a total value including co-contributions of $10,465,748.20.

Probity: The Office of Sport engages an independent probity advisor to oversee its grant programs. The role of the probity advisor is to ensure program administration satisfies probity principles of impartiality, fairness, accountability, confidentiality and achieves policy objectives. In doing this the probity advisor:

  • Reviews and provides feedback on key program documents
  • Provides clarifications to queries when required
  • Recommends management action for conflicts of interest and any other probity issues that arise
  • Attends assessment meetings to ensure, amongst other things, that assessment criteria are applied diligently, and the assessment is based on information provided by applicants.

With respect to this particular grant program, the probity advisor confirms the process was open and fair and there are no outstanding probity issues.

Source agency: The NSW Office of Sport administered the Program on behalf of the NSW Government. Final decisions on the award of funding were made by the Minister for Sport.

Infrastructure stream recipients

Applicant Organisation  Project Title Brief Project Description  Project Location LGA Total Amount Awarded
Albury Hotspurs Soccer Club Lambert Park Lighting and storage upgrade Lambert Park has 4 out of a possible 6 light poles erected. This grant is to complete the final 2 poles. Games cannot be facilitated at night, nor can our female teams safely train in many parts of the ground until the lighting is completed. Storage required to safely store nets, balls, goals, and other equipment that are currently carried across a busy road to our female training sessions and games. Albury Hotspurs have the largest number of female participants in our region in football and should have appropriate lighting and storage to cope with their needs. Albury City Council $81,193.35
Bayside Council Kingsgrove Avenue Reserve Amenities Council is undertaking an upgrade of the amenities building at Kingsgrove Ave Reserve. The project aims to provide upgraded facilities for the football club as well as providing public amenities for the community. Bayside Council $150,000.00
Belmont Swansea United Football Club Limited Belswans Irrigation Upgrade The Belmont Swansea United Football Club (BSUFC) Irrigation Upgrade project aims to modernise and enhance the irrigation system of the club's playing field to ensure optimal turf health and playing conditions. The current irrigation infrastructure is outdated and inadequate, leading to uneven watering, poor turf quality, and restricted playability during dry seasons. The project will view storage tanks on site and new irrigation pipes  through the playing field. Lake Macquarie City Council $38,000.00
Boomers Football Club Incorporated Glen Park Equal Access Upgrade Project Provision Of Two Gender Neutral Changerooms, Accessible Public Toilets And Additional Storage At Glen Park. Albury City Council $125,000.00
Bulli Football Club Ltd Bulli FC Shower Upgrade and Player Shelter Replacement 2 x Player Shelters to be installed at Balls Paddock. Shower Upgrade to include female friendly shower cubicles in both home and away dressing sheds. Wollongong City Council $26,824.00
Bulli Junior Football Club Inc Bulli Clubhouse Extensions and Lower Field Lighting Installation The project will extend the current clubhouse be adding a storage area to the rear. This will allow the changing rooms to be freed up for players (we currently have no changing rooms available for players), as they are currently used for storage and referee room due to lack of space. It will also install floodlights on the bottom field, which is currently unlit, increasing capacity for training and games which is desperately needed for our over 550 players, as currently we only have one field with lights. Wollongong City Council $119,900.00
Campbelltown City Council Lighting Upgrade - Hazlett Oval This project will upgrade the lighting at Hazlett Oval, Macquarie Fields to provide lighting to meet Australian Standards to facilitate football at the oval. Campbelltown City Council $60,000.00
City of Canada Bay Council Queen Elizabeth Park Football Fields Enhancements Queen Elizabeth Park Football Fields Enhancements  aims to improve playability of the football pitches at the home of Russell Lea Women’s Soccer Club, the only all-female club in NSW. The project would see groove drainage installed and the synthetic cricket wicket repositioned out of the field of play.  The proposed drainage would improve the surface condition and increase the playability of the field. Currently the wicket is covered in turf during winter but is positioned in the goal box of the full-field at the Southern end of the park.  The wicket currently presents a risk to player safety. City Of Canada Bay Council $132,000.00
City of Newcastle Elermore Vale Reserve Floodlighting Upgrade Upgrade obsolete halogen floodlighting at Elermore Vale Reserve including the supply and installation of Sylvania Raptor LED Sports Floodlights. Newcastle City Council $44,550.00
City of Newcastle Stevenson Park Floodlighting Upgrade Upgrade obsolete halogen floodlighting at Stevenson Park including the supply and installation of 12 Sylvania Raptor LED Sports Floodlights. Newcastle City Council $44,550.00
Collaroy Cromer Strikers Football Club Inc Inman park - Sports Field Lighting Construction of a new 100 lux LED sports field lighting at Inman Park Northern Beaches Council $105,000.00
Colo Soccer Football Club Inc Cougar Park Power and Lighting Upgrade Stage 1 The Colo Cougars Soccer Club seeks funding for Stage 1 (civil and electrical works) for upgrading Pitch 1 lighting at Cougar Park. This includes consumer mains, sub boards, excavation, trenching, conduits, cabling, junction boxes, lighting design, and new energy-efficient poles and luminaries compliant with AS2560 and AS3000. This prepares for later installation of compliant lighting for night training/matches and extends facility operational hours which means that we can grow participation particularly in women's/girl’s participation. Enhanced lighting aims to expand playtime, engage the community, and elevate sports experiences for all members. Hawkesbury City Council $64,486.25
Figtree Football Club Clubhouse Upgrades Refurbish of amenity and upgrade for gender equity - Conversion and fit out of a changing room. Existing changing room will be expanded and updated with showers, toilet, and privacy cubicles for the benefit of the referees and increase privacy for female participants. Wollongong City Council $25,000.00
Greta Branxton Football Club Miller Park Lighting Upgrade Miller Park Lighting is currently at minimum adequacy & coverage of just 2 main fields and showing rapid deterioration; while 5 small fields, warm up areas and carpark having no lights.  Adequate lighting across all fields would increase the utilisation of our football facility.‍ Improved lighting for training and night games, as well as overall safety for female participants in well lit areas  between fields & club house and to the carpark, increases safety for females at the facility and in turn improve the overall football experience and increase participation. Cessnock City Council $150,000.00
Hornsby Shire Council Ron Payne Park Oval - Irrigation and Drainage Council is proposing a sportsground upgrade to Ron Payne Park, North Epping. The aim of this project is to provide irrigation and drainage for the existing football field. The works are part of a larger Ron Payne Park Masterplan being implemented in phases. The provision of field irrigation and drainage is in addition to a new amenity building, improved pathways and seating for park users. Presently the oval does not have irrigation and drainage, and providing these services will deliver a better playable surface, enhancing the overall usability of the sportsground. The Council Of The Shire Of Hornsby $150,000.00
Inner West Council King George Park Changing Rooms and Amenities Provision. Construction and development of Home and Away Chaning Rooms/showers and Public amenities to support the sporting use and enjoyment of King George Park for football, little athletics, junior rugby league and school use. Inner West Council $150,000.00
Kemps Creek United Soccer Club Bill Anderson Reserve - Playing Field Upgrade This project encompasses the installation of hybrid grass to goal mouth areas of the playing field at Bill Anderson Reserve, Kemps Creek, to provide a more durable, safer and improved surface for training and match play. The works will involve the installation of a 5% blend of synthetic grass encased within the laying of new natural turf consisting of a TiffTuff Bermuda Couch variety. The project will consist of the removal of the existing natural turf and top layer of topsoil and replaced with a new soil media and the above described turf profile, inclusive of laser leveling and topdressing. Liverpool City Council $25,000.00
Liverpool Olympic Community Club Incorporated Toilet Amenities Upgrade at Hoxton Park Reserve Upgrade of male, female and disabled toilet amenities in existing clubhouse facility. This project will more than triple the number of available toilets at the clubhouse, which are currently not sufficient to service our growing membership. The toilet facilities are designed to be safe, hygienic and accessible. Liverpool City Council $60,846.40
Lochinvar Rovers Football club Field 1 and Field 2 Irrigation and Topsoil The proposed project entails the installation of a modern, efficient irrigation system for football fields 1 & 2. The system will consist of underground sprinklers strategically placed throughout the fields, connected to a weather-based controller and a water source. The controller will use real-time weather data and soil moisture sensors to determine optimal watering schedules, ensuring precise irrigation and preventing overwatering. Maitland City Council $55,000.00
Maitland City Council Upgrade Lighting at A & D Lawrence Oval, Thornton Upgrade lighting of the two fields at A&D Lawrence Oval, Thornton. The project delivers enhanced lighting for the Thornton Junior Football Club, and the Thornton community - a regionally significant housing growth area in East Maitland.
The project increases pitch standards from a training level to a match play level facility, increasing access to participate in evening / night training and competitive games. As Australia experiences the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, the project helps to unlock the potential of increasing female participation, by creating a quality, well-lit facility where Maitland's football (and cricket community) can benefit from improved amenity.
Maitland City Council $129,450.00
Mid-Western Regional Council Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex Fields 5/6 LED Lighting Upgrade The existing lighting of football fields 5 and 6 at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex will be upgraded to meet the 50 lux Australian training standard, and increase and maximise participation (particularly female football participation), evening/night usage, safety, accessibility, inclusivity and satisfaction. The project will make the football fields more welcoming for all users, particularly females, and will strongly allow the facilities to be used for longer and more frequently for all football activities including pathway training programs. The field lighting upgrade will additionally allow the fields to be used for major football events. Mid-western Regional Council $70,000.00
Northern Beaches Council Boondah Reserve Amenities Upgrade This project will extend and refurbish the amenities block at Boondah Reserve. Works will provide new gender neutral change rooms, female friendly showers, and installation of electronic locking to improve privacy and safety. The project will construct a new dedicated change facility with toilets, shower and lockers for referees & officials. The canteen will be refitted to improve functionality and the entrance to the building will be reconfigured to face the sports pitches rather than the road. The upgrade will also see the provision of fully accessible public toilets, ensuring the works deliver a functional, accessible and necessary public asset. Northern Beaches Council $150,000.00
Northern Storm Football and Sports Club Inc York St fields canteen Installation of a new canteen building as part of the council amenities upgrade for York St fields. Council are currently building a new amenities / change rooms / toilets block at our playing fields, but the project does not include a canteen building.
 The project allows the York St fields to be dual-purposed between football and athletics. Football will move to the northern end of the fields, requiring us to vacate our existing amenities and canteen block as athletics will move into the southern end of the fields.
Coffs Harbour City Council $30,000.00
Port Stephens Council Raymond Terrace Soccer Club LED Flood Lighting Upgrade This project will upgrade high-intensity discharge (HID) field lighting to new light emitting diode (LED) field lighting on fields 4 and 5 at King Park Sports Complex. This is the primary training and competition fields for Raymond Terrace Soccer Club.
This project is essential to increase the utilisation of the football facilities and support equitable access of facilities to grow female participation. The installation of new LED lamps will allow Raymond Terrace Soccer Club to retain and grow participation through provision of night-time fixtures and additional training opportunities.
Port Stephens Council $90,000.00
Port Stephens Council Tilligerry United Football Club LED Flood Lighting Upgrade This project will upgrade high-intensity discharge (HID) field lighting to new light emitting diode (LED) field lighting on Tilligerry United Football Club fields at Mallabula Sports Complex. This is the club's primary training and competition fields. This project is essential to increase the utilisation of the football facilities and support equitable access of facilities to grow female participation. The installation of new LED lamps will allow Tilligerry Football Club to retain and grow participation through provision of night-time fixtures and additional training opportunities. Port Stephens Council $60,000.00
Randwick City Council Heffron Park - Synthetic Field Resurfacing This project is for resurfacing the entire synthetic soccer field at Heffron Park. Randwick City Council $150,000.00
The Sydney Portugal Community Club LTD Fraser Park Lighting Upgrades The project aims to upgrade the lighting infrastructure at Fraser Park Sports Center in NSW, enhancing the quality and utilisation of the football facilities. By installing new LED lighting on existing poles, the project will improve safety and flexibility for night training and competition matches, benefiting players, referees, coaches, administrators, and spectators. The project aligns with Football Australia's strategic objectives, particularly in growing female football participation and supporting community football. It addresses key drivers for change, such as diversifying participation and providing equitable access to facilities. Inner West Council $40,150.00
Wilberforce United Soccer Club Stage I Provision of Drainage on Main 1 It is intended to install field drainage on 1 field at Woodlands Ovals.  This will be Stage I of the drainage works.  It is intended that 2 other grounds will be drained under Stage II and Stage III works. Hawkesbury City Council $25,000.00
Willoughby City Council Thomson Park Synthetic Resurfacing & Spectator Seating Project Replacing the current synthetic field with a new synthetic surface and installation of tiered fixed seating Willoughby City Council $150,000.00
Wollongong City Council St James Park Sportsground Drainage The project will involve the installation of sportsground drainage at St James Park, Coledale to ensure the site remains more resilient during extended periods of rain. This will improve the quality of the existing playing surface, increasing overall utilisation and improving player/referee safety. Wollongong City Council $94,050.00
Wollongong United Football Club Construct Female Specific Change Room The Female-Only Change Rooms Installation Project is driven by a commitment to fostering gender equity, providing women with a more comfortable and secure environment while using public facilities, and encouraging broader societal inclusivity and increase participation. The successful implementation of this project will enhance the overall user experience and positively impact the community as a whole. Wollongong City Council $75,000.00

Participation stream recipients

Project Title Brief Project Description  Project Location LGA Total Amount Awarded
AWSRA Junior (Boys and Girls) Referees Development The Albury Wodonga Soccer Referees Assocation are focusing on a referee recruitment program to ensure longevity of the organisation. We are lacking both numbers and youth.
Albury City Council $7,397.00
Junior Development and Goalkeeping Coaching Programs Junior development program for 10-14 year olds and goalkeeping coaching sessions for aged 10 - seniors run by qualified coaches (supported by club coaches) to develop player skills and confidence, encourage higher level participation and support volunteer coach development. Football skills sessions to be held pre-season 2024 at Ballina. Ballina Shire Council $4,183.00
Future Coaches Program Internal club coach mentoring program for young females aged 14-19 interested in coaching. Coaches will be accredited through coaching courses, involved in coaching holiday camps, mentoring sessions, coaching in our development programs, and paired up to coach girls MiniRoos teams during the winter season. The club will provide mentors to lead the development of these coaches from both internally and externally. Inner West Council $4,318.00
Girls Only Skills Camps A fun, friendly, and football-filled holiday camp aimed at girls aged 8-12 years old led by female coaches (internally and externally sourced) at Glover Street Sporting Ground, Lilyfield NSW. Registrations are free. Players will make new friends and learn skills to play the game with increased confidence and is a lead into further participation in our winter football teams for 2024. Inner West Council $11,400.00
Upskilling Program For Girls A 5-week training program for female beginners aged 8-16 with the aim of upskilling them to develop an understanding of the game and the 4 core skills vital to play the game of football. These free 60-min sessions will be held early in the season, by our Club Technical Director and female coaches to mentor the girls in a nurturing and inclusive environment. Inner West Council $2,500.00
Electronic Communication Equipment For Referee Coaching Through the purchase of 4 communication sets, we will be able to improve way we support and mentor our female referees. The 4 sets of communication devices will allow for the mentoring assessment of female referees across multiple parks. With the improvement in support and mentoring of our female referees, female referees will begin to feel more confident in their abilities which will see an increase in female participation and retention in football. We will look to have senior female referees wearing communication devices and mentoring younger female referees across multiple parks every weekend. Canterbury-bankstown Council $6,720.00
Grow female participation through 'Come and Try' and Open Tournament We plan to run a combined teenage girls 'Come and Try' day for girls from 13 to 18 years old and an open age 7 a side women's tournament to showcase female football and grow participation / strengthen participation of our female football program.  We will run both activities at our venue at Jiniwin Place, Ambarvale, NSW 2560. The 'Come and Try' component will be run by our volunteers and coaches, while the 7 a side tournament with shortened halves and smaller pitches will be run by our volunteers, with matches officiated by qualified Football NSW referees. Campbelltown City Council $9,705.00
Come and Try Days - Bring a friend Come and try days for players and coaches.  Open event but aimed at female participation increase.  Training sessions and small sided games for players and training sessions for coaches to build confidence in signing up.  3 sessions - 1 under 10 and associated coaches, 1 over 10 and associated coaches and one all female all ages and associated coaches.  The objective is to make players comfortable in signing up and coaches confident to give coaching a go. Lake Macquarie City Council $5,780.00
Como-Jannali FC Joeys Academy The Como-Jannali FC Joeys Academy is run for 3-5 year olds as an introduction to football (soccer). It is Free to our local community and is solely funded at the club expense. We provide training Shirts, socks and elite level coaches from our club (13-18 year old elite players), utilising specialised equipment for that age group. The Joeys Academy currently has approximately 100 players and runs for 2 x Schools Terms (20 weeks a year) Sutherland Shire Council $4,400.00
Womens Summer Soccer Competition 2023 Como-Jannali FC have run a Womens Only Summer Soccer Competition for the past 3 seasons. It has been a great success and targets women over 18 years of age, in particular women who want to play in a social environment. We have built this competition to increase participation rates in the sport and provide women with a safe, inclusive community-based setting. Alot of our previous participates have been mothers wanting to re-connect with community and increase phyicla fitness. Sutherland Shire Council $3,040.00
Providing Innovative And High Quality Coaching Tools For Women This project funds technologically advanced coaching aids to our female team coaches and players. The Veo Camera provides all coaches of the Coogee United womens program the ability to film games and training session in order to provide player specific feedback within game and practice scenarios. This is a powerful tool to enable players clear insight into their performances, and to see genuine results and monitor thier own improvement. This project also funds two FNSW C Licence courses for coaches of our womens program. Bayside Council $5,029.00
Female Football Development and Participation Through our goal at ESFA to have 50/50 parity between male and female participants by 2027, we endeavour to promote female football through female specific holiday clinics and gala days leading to greater participation and development of our leagues and competitions. Randwick City Council $8,800.00
Return to Football for Mothers A lot of female stop playing football after starting and family and are unable to return due to childcare duties.  This is a polit program to provide childcare to enable mothers to return to playing football. Wollongong City Council $15,000.00
Club Respect Program for Football Far North Coast Zone Clubs A series of facilitated workshops for grassroots football clubs to promote awareness and provide practical tools to build and maintain a respect based club culture. Workshops are targeted at creating a welcoming and safe football experience for participants by boosting competence and confidence and empowering key stakeholders to be positive culture change agents within their clubs. The Program will provide an opportunity for clubs to reflect on their culture and self-assess their ‘respect credentials’ and identify opportunities for change. The aim is to create a momentum across Zone clubs and boost participation and retention of women, girls and match officials. Ballina Shire Council $14,750.00
Referee Recruitment, Retention, Development and Coaching Program Programs targeted at recruiting, retaining, developing and coaching referees. The aim would be to run referee courses in 2024 at NIL cost to participants, including consideration of another all female course (recruitment), run a targeted campaign to existing and past referees encouraging them to remain/return (retention), offer opportunities to participate in development camps (i.e. Champion of Champions and/or TOP Camps) at NIL cost (development) and facilitate coaching sessions for match officials (coaching). Initiatives would encourage more females to become referees, but will also be open to males, noting that males (and females) referee on female games. Lismore City Council $9,300.00
All Female Miniroos for the Manning and Great Lakes regions The project will establish all female under 8's and 10's leagues in the 2024 winter season. To boost interest and to support recruitment, a summer 'Girls Only Miniroos' program will be delivered in the Manning and Great Lakes regions weekly from October to December. A 'come and try' recruitment resource will be created for clubs to implement in February to support their own recruitment. To further support the sustainability and growth of female participation, NNSWF will deliver Miniroos Coaching certificates and Skill Training certificates early in 2024. This is integral to support further growth in female participation throughout the region. Mid-coast Council $5,429.00
FSC Female Programs Kick on For Women|Girls Love Football Football South Coast wish to seek funding support to assist in the roll out of introductory FNSW football programs for female across the Illawarra region, these programs will include:  Girls Love Football Programs for girls aged 12-17yrs ‍
Kick On For Women program for women over 16yrs. This initiative will create an otherwise lacking opportunity for young females and women to be introduced to game in a way that’s suits their lifestyle needs.
Wollongong City Council $8,600.00
Football South Coast - Introducing Football to Mini's & Mums Football South Coast wish to introduce FNSW Female focused programs in the Illawarra. The programs for this application being FNSW Kick on For Women (over 16yrs) & Mini-Roo’s Kick-off (4-5yrs) programs. The plan is to run daytime sessions side by side in 2023 | 2024 aiming to increase female player participation (mini-roos and women) leading into Winter Football Season 2024. The aim is to attract mums/female guardians and daughters to a daytime session where mums/guardians are have the opportunity to be introduced football while their pre-schoolers are participating in the Mini-roos Kick-Off program at the same time | same venue. Wollongong City Council $9,100.00
Greta Branxton FC Female Football Skill Improvement Program This project aims to increase skill levels of all junior female players as well as coaches at Greta Branxton Football Club, by way bringing in of highly skilled football coaching companies to the club via weekly sessions, for players to build their skills, enjoy playing football, increase our female retention rates and further increase new player skill level and participation - empowering females all round with a better football experience Cessnock City Council $9,482.00
Open Football - Girl's Football Programs Founded in 2022, Open Football is a project that delivers FREE access to football coaching and programs, such as holiday clinics, after school programs, and individual coaching for the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, and refugee communities of Newcastle. Whilst we have currently a healthy number of female participants, there has been significant interest within the targeted community for the delivery of all female programs (holiday clinics, after school programs), to respect cultural sensitivities. The funds requested in this application would be utilised to specifically deliver all girls programs. Newcastle City Council $14,862.00
Heffron Hawks FC Female Football Program Our aim is to have a strong representation of female football players playing for Heffron Hawks FC in the Eastern Suburbs FA. By building the infrastructure in the club and updating tired, old equipment to facilitate this - we plan to welcome more and more female players to play the beautiful game at the Hawks. Randwick City Council $7,788.00
Hurlstone Park Wanderers Female Leadership in Football Program This program seeks to develop positive female leaders in all manners of football operations - administration, coaching, executive leadership, sponsorship, special programs & operations. Canterbury-Bankstown Council $11,250.00
Kellyville Kolts Female Skills Development Program The female development programs offer a well-structured and progressive approach to skill development for female players. The programs consist of 1-hour sessions held once a week for 5 weeks, followed by a Gala night. Participants are organized into different age groups and cover various topics, including skills development, teamwork, and fitness. The Hills Shire Council $15,000.00
Kissing Point FC Girls Football Development Program The KPFC Girls Football Development Program will deliver quality development and skills based coaching over the 2024 winter season with a focus on girls aged 6-12, but also encompassing girls up to 18. The program will be delivered by professionally qualified coaches and cater for both girls just starting out on their football journey, and those who are striving to play in our development teams. Commencing pre-season, the sessions will be planned so as to provide participants with a comprehensive football experience at their local club encompassing skills development, athleticism and fitness, football awareness and confidence, and tactics. Ku-ring-gai Council $8,000.00
Kissing Point FC Essential Gear and Equipment This project will fund essential training equipment for our growing club including: portable goals of various sizes; ball carts; balls; cones; training bibs and jerseys. The replacement of a range of equipment is critical to ensuring we can deliver quality training experiences for all our players. Kissing Point FC trains at a number of locations and new equipment will also help ensure we are able to hold equipment and gear at each location and reduce the travel and carry workload on our volunteer coaches, managers and equipment manager. Ku-ring-gai Council $10,000.00
Increase and Develop Female Match Officials (Game Leaders and Referees) This project aims to increase the number of female Match Officials (game leaders and referees) at our Club, and to develop the skills, knowledge and leadership of all our female Match Officials. Inner West Council $2,550.00
Leppington Lioness Program Lioness Program, a free summer initiative for female soccer players in the Leppington area. Over 8 weeks, 50 girls will receive core skills training. Led by expert coaches, this program aims to create a supportive and empowering environment for young women to enhance their soccer abilities. Join us to build a stronger community through grassroots soccer. The Lioness Program is part of our "Join the Pride" campaign, fostering inclusivity and participation in our club. Camden Council $15,000.00
Lindfield FC Mini Matilda's Program We expect the Women’s World Cup to increase interest by young girls in playing football. However, there is a long gap between the WWC (August) and the winter season (April)l. The LFC Mini Matildas program aims to give girls aged 7-12, the opportunity to try the game and develop their skills in November/December 2023. The program will be advertised within the local Lindfield area and is targeted at girls who have not previously played the game before. The program will last 8 weeks and be free to all participants. Ku-ring-gai Council $4,320.00
Lindfield FC Female Playing Shirts Program This grant application is to co-fund the replacement of the LFC playing shirt for women / older girls to one that is cut specially for the female figure. Although, the club has strong female participation, all players play in a Unisex LFC home and away strip. The club committee has recently agreed to change to a new uniform supplier that can also supply a female cut playing strip. Ku-ring-gai Council $8,450.00
3x2 portable goals with wheels required for Disability Group volunteers Liverpool Olympic require 3x2 portable goals with wheels in order to have adequate equipment for SNAPParoos, the disability football group which recently joined the club. These portable goals with wheels will ensure that Liverpool Olympic can provide the volunteers with equipment that is not difficult to set up and will allow the SNAPParoos to have the required equipment which allows them to execute important drills and host games at Hoxton Park Reserve. Liverpool City Council $5,985.00
Provide uniforms for female football players at Liverpool Olympic Liverpool Olympic will be providing player uniforms to all our female players for the 2024 season in order to retain and recruit female players to the club. Liverpool City Council $9,075.00
Provide Liverpool Olympic uniforms for SNAPParoos disability football group Liverpool Olympic will be providing player uniforms to all players in the SNAPParoos disability football group for the 2024 season. In 2023, the club had 20 registered SNAPParoos players. We are allowing for an increase to 40 SNAPParoos players for the 2024 season. Liverpool City Council $3,300.00
Female Uniforms Purchase female uniforms to provide better fits for a our female players and ensure comfort while playing. Maitland City Council $13,125.00
Macquarie Football Club Training Gear Program Supply full sets of training equipment to all Clubs within the Zone to assist with the training of players of all ages and genders. Lake Macquarie City Council $14,399.00
Female Skills Training Coaching Certificate To provide female coaches the opportunity to obtain their skills training certificate in a female only environment. The course will be run by a female facilitator. The course will be run over three days at all weather field at Tempe Reserve. Inner West Council $4,200.00
Come and Try Days Run 2-3 days at our home ground Kurraka Reserve. Mini games, run through drill and coaching sessions. People involved. Club President, Vice President, Club registrar, Club Coaching Coordinator, Coaches, Parents, Players. Each day will run for 1.5-2 hours. At the Start Explain our club and our Values, open the communication and encourage for parents and careers to get involved. Explain what we are going to do for the day and how it will run. We will have 4 stations set up 1. First touch: 2. Skill Tester 3. Goal kicking 4. Goal keeping  Newcastle City Council $4,270.00
Muswellbrook FC Female Participation Program Muswellbrook FC Female Participation Program - to support running the Kick-On for Women and Daughter's and Dad's programs to push for a significant increase in participation of females at our club for 2024 and the future. 2024 is the club's centenary year and our aim is to have a return of Women's and All-Female Junior Travelling Teams. Muswellbrook Shire Council $3,718.00
New Lambton FC Juniors Game Day Experience Enhancement Project This project involves the provision of portable electronic scoreboards for both primary playing fields at NLFCJ's home ground. This program shall increase participation of women and girls and new markets and improve female leadership opportunities for all participants. The program shall increase participation in football as well as significantly enhance the spectator, participant and officials experience. Driven at the grass-roots community level, there shall be opportunity for broadening playing and participation opportunities and the addition of scoreboards complements this experience by providing real-time updates on the game's progress, scores, and other relevant information, keeping participants and spectators informed and engaged. Newcastle City Council $15,000.00
New Lambton FC Juniors Female Engagement and Growth Program This program involves the provision of additional playing, training and skills-growth equipment, which shall allow additional come-and-try days, MiniRoos Kick-Off and Summer 5’s, fast football formats. The program shall increase participation of females and improve female leadership opportunities for players, officials and coaches, and the program shall increase the overall participation in football. Driven at the grass-roots community level, there shall be opportunity for broadening playing opportunities, as well as an increased focus on up-skilling and supporting community members with a particular focus on the female contingent. The club shall also implement a club-specific Female Consultation Group. Newcastle City Council $15,000.00
Building the Football-Footprint: NWSF DNA Framework - Experience, Engage, Enjoy North West Sydney Football (NWSF) is delivering on its DNA Framework - Experience, Engage, Enjoy – a dedicated grassroots deliverable evolution that prioritises leadership, culture and engagement across all NWSF Association and Clubs touchpoints. Through the innovative use of the inclusive NWSF DNA Framework, we will use consistent communications, resources, content and strategy as both a tool and vehicle to enhance female participatory and leadership legacy outcomes. NWSF DNA is an extensive and explicitly designed framework that brings to life the mission and vision of the NWSF Association - to ‘foster and develop the game of football in Sydney's North-west’ Ryde City Council $14,000.00
Female Football Summer Hub Program NSFA would like to offer a Female Only Summer Hub program to retain and attract new players to our association throughout the off season. This program would be a Hub format in which players will participate in a ball mastery activity and then compete in small sided games against other teams. The program will give players a fantastic opportunity to keep up their fitness, work on the skills in the off season whilst being in a fun, safe inclusive environment. With this program we aim to work towards out Whats Best For Her Vision Goal of 32% Female Player Representation. Ku-ring-gai Council $7,500.00
Female Only Introduction to Football NSFA would like to offer a Female Only Introduction to Football Program to attract more players from G6 to Over 45s. This program would operate in Term 1 and Term 4 and provide players the opportunity to try football in an inclusive and safe environment. ‍Players would be taught the 4 core skills in a non-competitive environment and use small-sided games to enhance these skills learnt during the session. ‍Our aim is then then attracting these players to our NSFA Clubs and is a key strategy for the Whats Best For Her Vison and have a 32% player representation. Ku-ring-gai Council $7,500.00
Female Goalkeeper Development Program Program to support and develop female goalkeeping specific skills and confidence. The program will be conducted at North Turramurra Recreation Area for new and existing community female goalkeepers, aged between 8 and 13 years old. The program will utilise qualified goalkeeper coaches to educate and coach the young female goalkeepers. Female goalkeeper coaches will coach in the program and be mentored themselves. A dedicated training space combined with suitable equipment including GK gloves, GK uniform, footballs and portable roll away goals of a suitable size will maximise the participant experience. Ku-ring-gai Council $8,618.00
Electronic Communication Equipment and Coaching for Female Futsal Referees The NSW Futsal Referees Association is the elite body for futsal referees in NSW. We are committed to coaching, education and training of futsal referees, progressing to the National Futsal Championships and FIFA enlistment. Our association has four members who are FIFA panel members, and there are currently two vacant spots for female referees. Blacktown City Council $8,535.00
South West Sydney Expansion Project To increase the awareness of, and participation in, Powerchair Football in the South Western areas of Metropolitan Sydney by taking the sport to the Macarthur region in Campbelltown. Campbelltown City Council $10,874.00
Female Football Program Program to support Female Footballers from the age of 5 to 45 years. Focus on non-competitive participation program, training and enhanced later with small sided games to introduce women to football and increase skills and confidence Bayside Council $15,000.00
Rise Youth Wellbeing Program Our program offers a comprehensive training curriculum to enhance technical football skills and promote teamwork, emphasising positive values like trust, respect, discipline, and patience. Over the next 12 months, our focus is to empower young, disadvantaged females to actively participate in football and elite pathways, fostering their growth, skill development, and personal transformation. We will challenge gender stereotypes prevalent in football through educational experiences. Collaborating with North Coast Football, we aim to establish stronger female pathways in community football and facilitate access to the Premier Youth League (PYL) and Talented Female Football Programs (TFFP). Coffs Harbour City Council $13,850.00
Russell Lea Women's Soccer Club's Daughters and Mums Program This project aims to provide an introductory pathway to soccer for Women, specifically targeting mothers and women over 35 years. This demographic face additional barriers to participation, due to time commitments and a common lack of confidence/recent experience playing, which can make signing up for an entire season daunting. This program will help bridge the gap, by delivering an introductory 8 week program in a welcoming and beginner-friendly environment. We will also hold a Daughters and Mums gala day to help encourage mums who want to take up a more active role in their daughters sport. City Of Canada Bay Council $9,400.00
Come and Try Day including Registration Our Club would like to host a Come and Try Day with our community at Alroy Oval in February 2024 to attract new players to our Club as well as retain existing ones. We want to showcase our sport and entice females especially to come and try football as a winter sport for the 2024 season. Singleton Council $3,730.00
Uniform Subsidy to Improve Access to High Level Female Football This project aims to encourage more girls and young women to play football at a higher level at South East Phoenix FC in the Southern Region of NSW, by reducing one of the barriers to playing, ie. the total cost involved. In particular, we would like to encourage more female participation in the Southern NSW Region by using funds from this grant scheme to purchase uniforms which will  reduce the overall cost to play football for girls and young women. Shoalhaven City Council $15,000.00
Equip our coaches to improve our training techniques This project aims to enhance our existing training techniques by purchasing up to date equipment, which will enable our coaching staff to provide a higher level of training to girls and young women in the Southern NSW Region. This will result in a more challenging and successful training experience, and we have learnt over the years that quality training is the key to a successful season. The more successful a club is, the greater the level of participation. Our goal is to have these initiatives in place for the start of the 2024 season. Shoalhaven City Council $14,658.00
Southern Districts Referees Female Development Program This Program will provide local females a pathway into refereeing by providing them with free courses, equipment, uniform, coaching and upgrades. This program, hosted by Southern Districts Referees (SDSRI), will aim to build on female participation in soccer, creating an environment for them to Keep Fit, Take Charge, Get Active. The program will be on the forefront of an upcoming campaign held by SDSRI known as "Be anything", promoting the safe and ever growing environment for females in sport. Liverpool City Council $9,750.00
Electronic Communication Equipment, Coaching & Development for Youth Female Referees We currently do not have any communications equipment, female cut football referees uniforms or any budgets of funding to develop our young female football referees. We have the personnel and commitment, if we could secure this funding, we are confident of developing our pool of female football Referees in the St George District, the oldest competition in Australia and in NSW. We are committed to coaching and development of match officials to reach their highest potential, progressing to the NSW State leagues, A-League and FIFA enlistment. Georges River Council $15,000.00
Increasing and Retaining Female Participation at Stockton Sharks FC Increasing female participation and retention in soccer is an important goal of the Stockton Sharks. This project will provide new apparel specifically designed for women which is a valuable step in that direction. Customised apparel can address the unique needs and preferences of female athletes, improving their comfort, performance, and overall experience in the sport. Newcastle City Council $15,000.00
Swansea FC Women's Participation Program Our program aims to increase female participation in football by offering diverse playing options and removing barriers that may have previously hindered women from playing. This is achieved through flexible scheduling options, accessible equipment, and creating an inclusive and supportive environment. By making it easy for women to participate, we can help to develop their skills, confidence, and overall enjoyment of the sport, leading to a positive impact on their physical and mental health. By removing barriers and creating a welcoming environment, we hope to encourage more women to become involved in football and promote greater diversity within the sport. Lake Macquarie City Council $8,407.00
Summer Female Football Program Taree Wildcats have over the past three years created a successful Summer 6s football program.  We are the only club providing summer programs in our area.   The program has 300 players of which above 30% are female participants.   Other than senior ladies and mens, all junior grades are mixed competitions with boys and girls.    We would like to offer female only competition in the juniors now.  Our area does not have a female competition in winter, and this would be a good way to create interest and grow female participation and the sport.   Targeting 15 weeks, no fee to participants. Mid-coast Council $10,000.00
Unanderra Hearts SC Girl's Skill Development Program Unanderra Hearts SC Girl's Skill Development Program is a four stage approach to increase the girl’s skill level from pre-school girls who are starting to develop their skills to teenager girls who are entering the youth competition. The program is to help encourage the participation of and increase the awareness for our local girls. We want to give them access to good coaching, equipment for training and learning to strengthen their skills in order to play the game with pride, whilst keeping fit with friends and a sense of belonging, valued and respected. Wollongong City Council $4,715.00
Supporting Women at Valentine FC Valentine FC will support new and existing female associated with the club  through a practical skills based program. The club will host a term of Kick on for Women followed by a short coaching program to upskill and attract female coaches to the club in a safe and non-judgmental environment. The aim of the project is to increase the confidence of women to start or continue their coaching journey through all ages of football. Lake Macquarie City Council $5,310.00
Go Girls Futsal Pathways Development Program The Go Girls Futsal Pathways Development Program will focus on improving inclusivity, greater health, increased girls sports participation and progress into pathways programs for girls aged from 4-17 years old. With Football Australia &  Football NSW certified coaches, the program structure consists of dedicated Girls only Futsal development sessions one day per week, weekly motor and sport-specific skills assessment, progression to play local competitions, gala days and region based competitions (eg: Wagga Futsal Cup, Sunbury Cup. This program will result in an improvement in physical health, academic achievement, social interactivity, community development, pride, and improved emotional/psychological health through organised activities. Wagga Wagga City Council $6,040.00
Wee Waa United 7-A-Side Local Regional Competition Wee Waa United 7-a-side Local Regional Competition aims to increase participation in football by providing an accessible and convenient platform for players in Wee Waa, Narrabri, and surrounding regions. The project recognizes the challenges faced by players who do not have easy access to join the 11-a-side competition, which is moving to a Tamworth conference, resulting in a significant travel burden. To address this, the 7-a-side tournament will be held once a week on Saturdays, running from mid-morning to mid-afternoon, accommodating the majority of players who cannot commit to the longer trips required for the 11-a-side competition. Narrabri Shire Council $13,747.97
Wyoming FC Equipment Boost Wyoming FC equipment boost with a focus on providing increased equipment for junior, non-comp, female only and senior teams plus associated inclusive football programs eg disability support. Central Coast Council $4,932.00
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