St George Football Association (SGFA) was joined by NSW Sports Minister, Stuart Ayers MP, State Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, Football NSW , representatives from local Clubs and its development programs to announce that it had been successful in securing a $150,000 grant as part of the Asian Cup Legacy Fund.

Grassroots football clubs and Associations were invited to apply for grants under the second round of Asian Cup Legacy Fund, which is a joint initiative of the NSW Government, Football NSW and Northern NSW Football.

When announcing Round 2 of the fund in November 2017, Football NSW Chief Executive Stuart Hodge said; “The decision to allocate a surplus from the Asian Cup competition to community football improves the overall experience for the 765,000 football participants in NSW through social, health, educational and cultural benefits.”

The funding for SGFA will go towards the soon to be constructed synthetic football field at Peakhurst Park, a project that the Association has been working closely with Georges River Council to deliver.

General Manager of SGFA was thrilled with Wednesday’s announcement.

“SGFA would like to thank the NSW Government, Football NSW and State Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, for their continued support of football in our area”.

“We are working extremely hard with our government partners and local MP’s to improve facilities in our district and the result of this work will begin to be seen by the community in the coming months”.

“On a personal level it is a very rewarding to have been successful in obtaining the grant to help improve to local grassroots facilities, having had the privilege of working directly on the highly successful event as part of the Local Organising Committee.” Kiely stated.