The local Artarmon community has scored funding for improvements to Thomson Park as part of a program designed to create a lasting legacy for NSW from the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Member for Willoughby Tim James said Willoughby City Council had received $150,000 for new facilities at Thomson Park including the replacement of the current surface and installation of tiered fixed seating.
“Thomson Park is a focal point for sport, recreation and community in Artarmon, serving several local teams as well as the neighbouring Artarmon Public School” Mr James said.
“I’m pleased these upgrades will ensure quality community facilities for all in Artarmon to use and enjoy and create the environment for our kids to grow and flourish.”
“From girls and boys lacing up their boots for the first time to participants in our elite development programs, local players and their sports clubs have benefitted from projects funded through the NSW Football Legacy Program.”
“Sport is part of the fabric of our community and I am pleased that this program established by the former government is having a positive impact on local sport in Artarmon.”
“Having the World Cup on home soil was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that has inspired young girls and boys to lace up the boots and emulate their football heroes.”
“The Football Legacy Fund which was established by the former Liberal and National Government will deliver funding to improve infrastructure, creating more modern and accessible facilities for communities across NSW.”