BLACKTOWN CITY FC received an early Christmas present to propel their 2022 journey.
The Tuesday before Christmas, State Member for Seven Hills, Mark Taylor, announced that Blacktown City had been successful in their grant application to build female changerooms and additional amenities under the main grandstand at their home ground.
The application was a vast undertaking by the Board of Blacktown City FC and this announcement is another major step forward to capture the hearts and minds of Blacktown.
The home Stadium on Quinn Avenue in Seven Hills, is regarded as one of the best football grounds in Sydney. A major flaw in the facility has been the age and state of the existing changerooms.
To accommodate the major push by the club to quickly develop its women’s programme to match the long history of the men, an application was sent to the NSW Office of Sport through the NSW Government’s ‘Greater Cities Sports Facilities Fund’. Blacktown City FC Women is a key centrepiece for Blacktown City with a goal to elevate its women’s programme to NPL1 status within three years.
The successful application for new changerooms will provide a huge boost in the development and recruitment of female players.
We continue to build our stadium into one of the best in the country! The seating in the main grandstand is now clear as to who we are and the city we represent.
Thanks to a number of first grade players for their time and drill guns in support of the club, in particular the O’Brien boys, Tristan and Young Robbo. They were led by the coordination of Head Coach Mark Crittenden, Director of Operations Steve Crawhall, Coach Matthew Bingley and Scott Robbo. The transformation was a true team effort.
Painting of our ‘Stadium’ commences in two weeks and building of the change rooms are scheduled to be completed by November this year.
New changerooms have been on the wish list of the club since the grandstand was erected over 20 years ago. With the support of the NSW Government and the NSW Office of Sport, that wish will now become reality.
The submission is also in line with Blacktown Council’s goals to make Blacktown a sporting city and provide world class facilities.