Macarthur FC welcomes a funding commitment of $12.5 million from the Liberal and Nationals Government to fund the construction of the Bulls’ high performance and community sporting precinct in Camden.
Minister for Sport Alister Henskens announced the election commitment towards the Macarthur Park to support a state of-the-art facility for the South West Sydney football community and assist the Bulls’ elite teams.
“This project will create a high-performance sporting precinct that will aid the full lifecycle of athlete development from grassroots participation right through to the A-League,” Mr Henskens said.
“In just a few short years, Macarthur Bulls have amassed an incredible following in south western Sydney, and this new centre of excellence in Camden will give them a home that they can truly be proud of.”
If re-elected on March 25, the NSW Government will provide $12.5 million towards the Macarthur Park. Having already secured the site on Cawdor Rd, the Macarthur Park will include four elite standard training fields including one synthetic. The facility will include a performance gym, aquatic and recovery facility, a multi-purpose theatre and community activation space.
Member for Camden, Peter Sidgreaves, says Macarthur Park will connect the community through multi-purpose areas.
“The Bulls are already a huge part of our community and this facility will give them a permanent presence that will facilitate further engagement and connection with fans, as well as opportunities to develop grassroots football locally,” Mr Sidgreaves said.
Member for Wollondilly, Nat Smith, praised the commitment as a big win for South West Sydney and the football participants in the region.
“This program is bridging the gap between elite sport and the grassroots by bringing our sporting heroes closer to the community and creating strong links with pathway and development programs,” Mr Smith said.
The Macarthur Park Centre of Excellence will be the epicentre of the club’s player development pathways as well as community and cultural engagement programs.
“We thank the NSW Government for their support and commitment to football in South West Sydney,” Macarthur FC chief executive Sam Krslovic said.
“The Macarthur Park will help grassroots juniors and elite professionals reach their full potential by providing the community with a state-of-the-art facility currently not available in the region.”