As football participation numbers continue to rise across Australia, so does the demand for appropriate community facilities for football clubs.
Modular buildings, which are built offsite in factories, have a range of benefits for clubs looking to address their facility challenges, including: Lower building costs, significant time savings when compared to conventional on the ground constructions, less disruptions to playing fields and less waste overall.
Ausco Modular is one of Australia’s largest providers of modular infrastructure solutions for temporary and permanent purposes throughout the sporting sector.
Ausco’s design teams have worked closely with national and state sporting codes to develop facilities that meet or exceed minimum standards across the board.
For example, the company have entered into an agreement with Football Queensland, acting as the governing body’s Official Modular Facilities Partner.
Through this partnership, Football Queensland released a Modular Sporting Facilities Guide with support from Ausco.
The guide looks to inform the local football community on viable solutions by providing a range of recommendations for clubs and councils at all levels, to install modular buildings which are the right fit for their situation.
“The Modular Sporting Facilities Guide provides clubs with everything they need to know to develop suitable change rooms or clubhouses, canteens and referee rooms,” FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said.
“The guide outlines Football Queensland’s approved designs, which can assist Local Council Authorities, consultants, building designers and developers in constructing facilities for the state’s largest club-based participation sport.”
“We are proud to continue our support for the Queensland football community,” said Adrian Moffatt, Executive General Manager and General Counsel for Ausco Modular.
“Ausco Modular is known for producing state-of-the-art amenity buildings which are sustainable, delivered quickly and tailored specifically for football by our in-house design team.
“We are excited to continue to collaborate with clubs, zones and Football Queensland on improving football infrastructure throughout the state on an ongoing basis.”
A list of Ausco’s most popular modular solutions for football clubs are shown below:
2 Changerooms, 2 Amenities Rooms
4 Changerooms, 4 Amenities Rooms
2 Changerooms, 2 Amenities Rooms, 1 Referee Changeroom, 2 Storerooms, 1 Canteen
2 Changerooms, 2 Amenities Rooms, 1 Referee Changeroom, 2 Storerooms, 1 Canteen, 1 Unisex/Disabled Amenity
2 Changerooms, 2 Amenities Rooms, 1 Referee Changeroom, 2 Storerooms, 1 Canteen, 1 Unisex/Disabled Amenity, 1 Social/Function Room, 1 Cleaning Room, 1 Male/Female Amenity
All of Ausco facilities can be customised and reconfigured through the following options:
- Disabled access toilet (with baby change table)
- Access ramp with landing and handrails
TRAINING & RECOVERY
- Change room netting
- Gym room 40m2
- Sherwood gym flooring, 15mm thick
- Ice bath including connections
- Ice machine including connections
- Strapping tables
- Window shutters
- Security system
COMFORT & AMENITY
- Additional aesthetic features
- Bifold doors for social rooms
- Canopy at entrance doors
- Cool room store
- Covered deck or veranda area
- External specification upgrade
- Steps, ramps and landings with handrails
- Solar panels
- Retaining walls
- External lighting
- Terrace seating
Ausco’s wide range of solutions have fit the needs of many football clubs around Australia, including clubs such as The Wide Bay Buccaneers, who are based in Queensland.
Ausco Modular were contacted by the club’s local council, Fraser Coast Regional Council, to begin stage 1 of a $48 million master plan development.
The development included the implementation of a 44x14m football clubhouse for the Wide Bay Buccaneers.
Within 20 weeks, Ausco had manufactured, transported and installed the clubhouse at the Hervey Bay site.
The facility included multiple unisex compliant changerooms, meeting rooms, storage areas, public amenities, referee and first aid rooms, a kiosk and much more.
“The Buccaneers do a fantastic job and to be honest with you, with this Ausco build they have one of the best facilities going around,” former Football Queensland General Manager Brendan Boss said.
Andrew Treloar, Corporate Project and Deliver Coordinator at Fraser Coast Regional Council said of the execution of the project: “Ausco helped me by delivering a superior product to budget and on-time. Their modular format and in-house design team was instrumental in the delivery process allowing Fraser Coast Regional Council to achieve its delivery objectives.”
For more information about Ausco Modular visit https://ausco.com.au/sports-facilities.