The State Government recently provided an opportunity for both councils and sporting clubs to apply for funding through the Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program (CRSFP), Grassroots Facilities Program (GFP), and Regional and Districts Facilities Program (RDFP). This funding supports the State Sport and Recreation Infrastructure Plan, with works to be implemented over 2020-21 and 2021-22 financial years.
We and two local clubs were successful in our funding application for four sites through the Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program (CRSFP). The objective of CRSFP is to provide access to funding for the development of sustainable, functional, inclusive and fit-for-purpose active recreation and sport facilities that meet the current and future needs of the South Australian community. We will also contribute additional funding to further support our local sports’ groups.
Clubroom, Woodville North Sports Club, Woodville North - $295,650 funding received (total project cost $591,390)
The Woodville North Sports Club offers our community a wide range of recreational opportunities, including male, female and junior football with future opportunities for competitive netball. This funding opportunity will provide the foundations for the Club to ensure that everyone in the local community can access the many benefits that sport can offer.
This funding will result in the construction of a new unisex change room facility including amenities, an umpire's room and a first aid room and to upgrade existing changeroom to create two unisex facilities with amenities. This will ensure the club can increase female and junior participation and provide our community with ongoing recreational opportunities.
Woodville Rechabites Cricket Club, Findon - $266,800 funding received (total project cost $533,653)
The Woodville Rechabite Cricket Club, Adelaide Titans Soccer Club and Adelaide Vikings Soccer Club currently occupy the premises and are all successful clubs providing opportunities and services to the local community.
The development will see the construction of two unisex change rooms facilities, a DDA accessible toilet, umpire changeroom, and upgraded clubrooms.
Woodville West Torrens Football Club Incorporated
Woodville Oval, Woodville South - $85,200 funding received (in addition to $700k Federal Government Funding)
The Woodville West Torrens Football Club shares the Maugham Theim Kia Oval with the Woodville District Cricket Club. These clubs are two of the largest in our City with junior, female and senior teams competing at different levels. The Woodville West Torrens Football Club has been successful in obtaining Federal Government Funding to contribute to a significant lighting upgrade which will be compliant with Australian Standards for evening games.
Henley South Tennis Club Incorporated
AD Whiteford, Reserve Henley South - $188,900 funding received (total project cost $449,500)
The Henley South Tennis Club applied to the Office of Sport and Recreation for additional funding to undertake improvements to create additional and accessible facilities. Henley South Tennis Club has a total of 36 senior and junior teams competing in associations and this growth has been due to the extensive range of programs offered, the varied social and competitive team options, welcoming club culture and the hard work of the volunteers. The project works will result in the upgrade and resurface 10 tennis courts, and the installation of new lighting and fencing.