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NSW Football Legacy Fund kicks off for clubs

Published: 5 September 2022

Local football clubs and players will benefit from more than $6 million to help build or upgrade community infrastructure and boost female participation as part of the NSW Government’s Football Legacy Fund.

Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said the legacy of NSW hosting matches for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will live on long after the tournament ends.

“The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will bring the best players from across the globe to NSW as they compete for the prestigious title of world champions and the NSW Government wants to ensure they leave a positive legacy for our next generation of football stars,” Mr Henskens said.

“The Football Legacy Fund will ensure the entire NSW football family benefits from the State hosting World Cup matches, from grassroots through to elite-level competition.”

The NSW Football Legacy Fund, delivered in partnership with Football NSW and Northern NSW Football, will focus on inclusive projects that encourage the participation of females and people with disability.

Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the program is securing a brighter future for communities and football clubs across NSW.

“This funding will help enhance club facilities and provide a more welcoming and inclusive place for women and girls, whether they’re players, coaches, referees or administrators,” Mrs Taylor said.

Football Australia’s Head of Women's Football, Women's World Cup Legacy & Inclusion Sarah Walsh said this is a very exciting milestone for the football community.

“These much-needed funds will ensure we can meet surging demand and support the growth of football, with a focus on women and girls, across NSW,” Ms Walsh said.

Round 1 of the NSW Football Legacy Fund has two streams available; Infrastructure, with up to $2.5 million available for the upgrade or construction of new community facilities; and Participation, with up to $650,000 available for programs that support increased football participation and leadership development.

To apply, find out more at

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