About the project
Refurbishment of the playing arena by replacement of player interchange boxes/area, energy efficient LED lighting retrofit and solar panels energy for existing clubhouse, replace public address destroyed by vandals, outdoor gymnasium available for public community use, tree removal to expand warmup/passive areas, security fencing and ball screen fence. Social isolation and disengagement fragments local communities. Evidence indicates that families are highly vulnerable to social isolation in regional areas. Quite a significant population of Central Coast is located in semi rural areas and there is an area of high unemployment. A high percentage of local youth are disadvantaged socially and economically. Project aims to foster social inclusion and cohesion, through leadership, skills development, mentoring, and the creation of links with local community leaders and organisations and the delivery of cost neutral football activities: as weekly football programs, holiday camps, formal and social competitions and social events including coaching and playing activities for participants, delivered by trained volunteer coaches. Over 600 children, youths girls and boys and their families and 400 open age players men and women and their families participate in the Clubs activities annually and all groups are represented. Programs include Auscick, after-school, mixed Recreational Football and junior and senior competitions. The Club also manages a school based tournaments annually. The Clubrooms are available for Community organisations that wish to use the facility as a local community hall and currently there are womens groups and play groups using fostering cohesion with the delivery of services by those other groups.
Additional items - refurbishment reconstruction of amenities changerooms / toilets in particular to make more female friendly with the advent of womens and girls competitions and teams
New field lighting 200 Lux LED solution includes 6 30 metre steel ples with fittings.
Construction of warmup area / junior / AFL 9's field.