Bayswater City Soccer Club pitch to be upgraded thanks to City contribution

Bayswater City Soccer Club pitch to be upgraded thanks to City contribution

BAYSWATER City Soccer Club’s main pitch will be widened to meet National Premier Leagues standards after the council announced $95,000 funding for the club.

The funding was allocated in the City’s capital works program, which allowed clubs to utilise funds for specified capital.

Bayswater City senior executive board member Greg D’Orazio said the club had yet to discuss with council how capital works would be undertaken.

“To ensure an uninterrupted start to the 2017 season, the club would be keen to get capital works underway on the completion of the final series and the end of our regular home and away season, which this year is the end of September,” he said.

Mr D’Orazio said Football Federation Australia helped the club to secure funding for a widened pitch.

“We are coming to the end of the grace period forwarded to the club,” he said.

“Widening the pitch ensures our players are exposed at training to what is considered the norm across the league.

“It also gives us the room to ensure the clearances to fence lines are at a satisfactory distance for the safety of all that play at Frank Drago Reserve.”

Mr D’Orazio said clubs relied on support and generosity from the community’s passion and sponsorship.

“It is essential that clubs are supported by its council as it gives to its members are a valuable outlet and drives a solid community feel,” he said.

“I applaud the Bayswater council for the process it has undertaken and the understanding the value that we as a club give to the greater community and its members.”

He said the club had plans designed for new change rooms and storerooms but was waiting for potential funding from a Liberal Party election promise.