Support our building fund - buy a ticket in our "Good for Footy" Raffle

1 MAY | BY BRENTON WESTELL

“Toyota Good for Footy Raffle” buy tickets here: https://toyotagoodforfooty.raffletix.com.au/unleyfootballclub?v=1

An upgrade of our 50 year old club rooms are a step closer with Mitcham Council elected members voting unanimously to commit funding, to the tune of $750k, and to seek additional funding via a “Grassroots Football, Cricket and Netball Facility Program” grant, to meet the overall projected build costs of a site redevelopment. The council will be overall project managers.

The project,as per the current council agreed design, has a projected cost of $2.15 million, and already has committed funding of $500k from the Federal Government, as announced by Nicole Flint, Member for Boothby, during the last election campaign, and an additional $100k promised by Local Member Sam Duluk on behalf of the State Government in 2018.

As a measure of our commitment, the resident clubs have agreed to contribute $93k, both in capital and in-kind contribution, to the project. Whilst more than originally envisaged, your management committee believes there is strong support from our club community for a modern, female friendly, sports and social facility to service our members, supporters and families for many years to come.

Your committee trust that our supporters will get behind the fundraising program in support of our target. Indeed, you can already show your support by entering the “Toyota Good for Footy Raffle” via our portal here: https://toyotagoodforfooty.raffletix.com.au/unleyfootballclub?v=1

There are great prizes on offer, and all proceeds raised via our portal come to the club to be placed in a dedicated building fund.

Please also encourage family and friends to do likewise. There aren’t any tickets to sell or books to return, it’s all conveniently on-line. (Make sure everyone uses our portal via this link so we retain the full proceeds.) https://toyotagoodforfooty.raffletix.com.au/unleyfootballclub?v=1

Whilst this news is a great step forward there are still some boxes to tick. The next phase is contingent on grant approval via the Grassroots Facility Program, and passing any appropriate development regulations. However, for those who started the process of “extending the balcony” 6 or so years ago, this is a significant milestone and reflects the extremely hard, and at times frustrating, work of the Project Subcommittee, in particular Mark Keam, Mark Daly and Rod Stuart. A huge thanks on behalf of the whole club.



Location

Kingswood Oval

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