Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston has welcomed the upgrade of the Adelaide Hills Hawks Football Club facilities thanks to a $150,000 funding promise fulfilled by the Turnbull Government.
Assistant Minister Ruston said the milestone marked an important day for the Woodside-based club as well as the local community.
“I’m excited to see the development commence,” Assistant Minister Ruston said.
“Playing numbers and participant involvement are expected to increase as a result of the new change rooms.
“The more children, adults and families that are involved in organised sport, the better.
“Prior to the 2016 election the Turnbull government promised to upgrade the facilities - we are now honouring this by providing $150,000 towards the project.
“This will see two new change rooms constructed that include a medical room and a referees room, as well as three male and four female toilets and two all-access toilets.
“It will also involve the construction of a new 80 square-metre veranda.”
Adelaide Hills Hawks Football Club president Craig Leith said it’s an exciting time for the sporting group.
“The development will enable the club to become a state of the art facility in developing young soccer talent in the Adelaide Hills region,” Mr Leith said.
“It will also allow the club’s senior teams who compete in the FFSA State League 1 competition to upgrade their medical facilities to assist in the treatment and recuperation of injuries.
“The Adelaide Hills Hawks Football club would like to thank the Federal Government for their support in securing a $150,000 grant towards the construction of the change rooms.”
The South Australian Office for Recreation and Sport and the Adelaide Hills Council have also each contributed $100,000 for the redevelopment.
Ultimate responsibility for the new facility will be shared between the council and the club.
The upgrade is expected to be complete by March 2018.