The Olympic Kingsway Sports Club has received a $4 million facility upgrade from the West Australian government.
The state government has committed the funds to improve the lighting capacity at Kingsway Reserve, as well as converting two pitches to artificial turf surfaces.
WA Premier Mark McGowan claimed the funding was a part of the state’s COVID-19 relief package, with the upgrades expected to boost participation numbers.
“It’s an exciting announcement,” Olympic Kingsway President Steven Nelkovski said.
“This is a landmark day for the Green Machine and the local community. The upgrades will now provide Olympic Kingsway with a venue to attract international fixtures.
“With the FIFA Women’s World Cup coming to Australia and Perth in 2023, Olympic will now have the opportunity to host pre-tournament training camps and lead-up fixtures.
“These upgrades will inspire the next generation.”
Sports Minister Mick Murray and Margaret Quirk MLA were at the recent announcement, with City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts also there.
“We like to thank the Premier, Mr Murray, Ms Quirk and the Mayor for their incredible support towards this project,” Nelkovski added.
“The $4 million will create a facility that will be crucial to sports participation and growth for the next 50 years.”
The club’s change rooms and grandstand, which have also been upgraded, were officially unveiled this past weekend.