Grant for sports pavilion in Woodvale

Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski with members of the Kingsley Westside and Woodvale football clubs.
Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski with members of the Kingsley Westside and Woodvale football clubs.

COMMUNITY sport is set for a boost with the development of a new pavilion at Chichester Park in Woodvale.

The City of Joondalup has received a $400,000 State Government grant to put towards the project, which will benefit the Kingsley Westside and Woodvale football clubs.

Woodvale Football Club president Keith Hetherington said the upgrade would help relieve congestion at the existing facilities.

“For example, if Woodvale and Kingsley both have matches at the same time, there are currently not enough changing room facilities to cater for both teams,” he said.

“Woodvale FC also has a very small storage area at Chichester that is completely inadequate to store equipment for over 15 teams.”

Kingsley Westside Football Club senior president Rob Andrews said they have been a main tenant of Chichester Park since its initial development in the early 1990s.

“The club’s membership base has grown considerably over the last five years and we have outgrown the limited facilities available,” he said.

“With our promotion into state league football in 2020 and the merger with Westside FC, our members are excited for the upcoming development of the new facilities.”

Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski said the grant was “great news for our community who will benefit from having new facilities that meet the needs of two of our local football clubs”.

The State’s Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund aims to increase participation in sport and recreation by helping build facilities for grassroots sporting organisations.

It has two rounds of small grants each year that open in February and July, and one larger grant round that opens in June.

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