About the project

Northcote Junior Football Club - the Cougars - run football teams for boys and girls with a growing community and Auskick program. We provide opportunities for as many local kids to participate in footy as possible.

We want to raise $50,000 from the Australian Sports Foundation's Tax Deductible Fundraising scheme to help fund much needed improved facilities at McDonnell Park.

We plan to:

  • improve the female changing provision (we already have one grant to help with this)
  • install new and re-positioned floodlighting to allow improved evening usage
  • improve safety by installing drainage to prevent areas, including important access routes, from flooding
  • provide a barbecue area for everyone to enjoy too

Giving the kids and the community the facilities they deserve and need.

If we can raise the $50,000 we are in a great position to secure the remaining funding needed. The total cost of the required works is about $300,000. We hope to have detailed plans to share very soon. If we cannot raise it all we will consult and prioritise spending.

Mcdonnell Park is already a great space used by us, Dennis Cricket Club and the local community. These improvements will open up more opportunities for its use.

The 2017 season saw us have our record numbers with 12 boys and 3 girls teams, over 300 members plus another 250 Auskick registrations and our Free Kicks program

You can help by making a tax deductible donation to our better facilities fund.

We are also fundraising to support and help grow Free Kicks to help disadvantaged children can a chance to play club footy.

Please donate whatever you can as every contribution will help!!


  • Northcote Cougars Football Club

    Free Kicks Program: Free Kicks provides free footy to children from disadvantaged areas providing training, emotional support and being part of a team that represents the Cougars!

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  • Matthew Manterfield

    Go Cougars!

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