Southern Districts Soccer Football Association (SDSFA) are set to reveal a new all-women’s facility hub in Middleton Grange, Cirillo Reserve.
Construction on an $8 million sports complex has almost finished, with the facility to include two football fields, terraced seating, floodlighting, picnic facilities, a children’s playground and outdoor gym.
The new facility will be used by female footballers in the SDSFA, including players representing the National Premier League 2 NSW Women’s side SD Raiders.
“Personally, I think it’s fantastic for women in the sport to know that they have the ability to go to a place and not be prejudiced in the sense of having males all around them,” Southern Districts Soccer FA President Andy Favaloro told The Leader.
“They’ll be able to have their own sort of level of development.
“To have that is going to be marvellous for women, especially for a growing area as well.”
SDSFA Competitions Coordinator Mathew Vukasin is excited for the start of the grassroots football season, with registrations recently commencing.
“We at SDSFA are really looking forward to getting back to a normal competition schedule in 2021 after COVID-19 wreaked havoc with our preparations in 2020,” he said.
“We cannot wait to have all our teams compete in not just their respective league competitions but in Football NSW’s State Cup and Champion of Champions as well as our very own knockout competition.
“Any players wanting to register should head straight to the Play Football website to find the nearest club to them and become a part of our wonderful Football family.
“We are pushing for more referees more so than ever this year as we lost quite a few during the pandemic so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org should you be interested in becoming an official today.”