Pascoe Vale FC has announced it will construct a new synthetic soccer pitch at its Hosken Reserve ground with the assistance of a $500,000 government grant.
Lou Tona, President of Pascoe Vale FC was delighted to share the news, considering it a major victory for the club.
“We are eternally grateful to the Moreland City Council, Lizzie Blandthorn, and the Victorian State Government. We are looking to increase our membership base and provide the best environment for our girls and boys teams,” Tona said.
The grant comes courtesy of a combined contribution from the Moreland City Council and the State Government’s World Game Facilities Fund.
The fund, launched in 2018, was designed to assist local football clubs to upgrade their existing facilities, or develop new infrastructure. To date, it has already contributed more than $10 million across 38 projects in regional and urban Victoria.
The new synthetic pitch will bolster Pascoe Vale FC’s existing training facilities and provide junior girls and boys at the club with the best possible opportunities to develop.
“We will be able to increase accessibility and on field participation for people who want to get involved in the sport that they love. We have been trying to build our football program for some time and this will go a long way,” Tona said.
The project follows Pascoe Vale’s recent $240,000 upgrade of Hosken Reserve’s social area, which included the instalment of a new commercial kitchen and café.
“Over the last year we’ve had a few developments as part of our facilities strategy. I, along with everyone else at the club just want to emphasise our appreciation for the Moreland City Council and the Victorian State Government for the assistance they have provided,” Tona added.