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Local Football Clubs Encouraged to Apply for Grants Under 'Football Legacy' Fund

Football clubs around the St George area are set to benefit under the NSW Government’s Football Legacy Fund.

The fund will aim to help local clubs to build or upgrade community infrastructure and boost the participation of women and those with disabilities, with the NSW Government investing more than $6 million into the program.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, today urged local football clubs to submit their grant applications as soon as possible.

“Grassroots sport within our local area has some of the best levels of diverse participation that Sydney has ever seen. We are aiming to strengthen that diversity even further, giving women and people with disabilities some of the best sporting opportunities in the world.”

“With the FIFA Women’s World Cup coming to NSW in 2023, we want to ensure that our local football clubs are well supported to manage on the influx of women wanting to get involved in the sport over the coming years.”

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.

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.

• Participation, with up to $650,000 available for programs that support increased football participation and leadership development.

To apply, find out more at