Jason Falinski has announced the Budget will see investments into many sporting clubs on the Beaches. With $500,000 awarded to Manly Warringah Football Association for upgrades to Cromer Park, $170,000 for upgrades to St Matthews Farm and $53,000 to Wakehurst Rugby Club for upgrades to their home ground.
Jason Falinski said this is an exciting time to be involved in sport on the Beaches.
“Our Liberal Government is delivering local infrastructure that our community expects and deserves.
"Cromer Park is one of our elite sporting grounds on the Beaches and the fact that they have a canteen from the 70's with numerous issues isn't up to scratch, we started a petition to get funding for the upgrades and I’m pleased to say that it has now payed off.
"Increasing sports participation rates among kids is one of my priorities for the Beaches, providing these upgrades for our local sporting clubs will help more kids engage in sport," Mr Falinski said.
CEO of Manly Warringah Football Association David Mason welcomed the funding which will enhance the facilities provided to over 19,000 members.
“The Manly Warringah Football Association, Manly United and the northern beaches football community is incredibly thankful for the support that has been shown by Jason Falinski to contribute $500,000 to allow us to start on stage 1 of our plan to modernise and develop the football facility adjacent to Cromer Park.
“The facility was originally built in 1983 and is in desperate need of redevelopment to ensure the 19,000 registered football players on the Northern Beaches have a facility to allow the administration of grassroots football to function and modernise the football and community spaces.
“Football is the biggest participation sport on the Northern Beaches, and indeed all over Australia, and it is refreshing to see the Federal Government injecting funds to allow the country’s leading community sport to keep up with the enormous growth in players that caters for men, women, boys and girls aged from 6 right through to 60.
“Cromer Park is the home of football on the Northern Beaches and we will now be able to compliment the football fields and facility with an administration and community space that will benefit all 19,000 players at the 18 clubs from Palm Beach to Mosman.
“This will allow us to improve or create administration offices, community and clubhouse facilities and physio facilities for our high-performance programs which represent Manly Warringah Football Association in boys, girls, male and female programs across Sydney and NSW,” Mr Mason said.