With the final debate conducted and early voting now open, the Australian Federal election is just a weekend away.
Across the week, the major parties once again announced investment and funding promises into football across the country.
Both Liberal and Labor parties supported funding for lighting upgrades at Allan and Don Lawrence Field in Thornton, New South Wales. A 45-minute drive out of Newcastle, the home of the Thornton Junior Football Club has been promised investment no matter who is elected.
Current Labor Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson and Liberal candidate for Paterson Brooke Vitnell would both see $150,000 invested as part of the #EQUALISER campaign.
After a lobbying process, the upgrades will add to the campaign’s goal to produce more female friendly facilities across the state to increase participation numbers in female football.
In Tasmania, Football Tasmania has welcomed Federal Labor’s commitment last week to a facility upgrade at Tynwald Park if elected to govern.
The Tynwald Park component forms part of a broader $5 million commitment to partner with the Derwent Valley Council to deliver the New Norfolk Sports Package.
The upgrades would include improvements to changing room facilities for the New Norfolk Panthers.
It is another boost to football in Tasmania, which has been promised a swathe of funding from both major parties if elected in various regions of the state.
Also in Tasmania, the Liberal Party announced on Thursday that they will commit $480,000 towards upgrading Cardigan Street, home of the Somerset Sharks.
The announcement was made by Member for Braddon Gavin Pearce and will see the clubrooms and building extended if the Coalition forms government after the election.