The Forestville Hockey Club Management Committee and Facilities Sub Committee are delighted to announce the State Government’s commitment to fund new facilities at the Woman’s Memorial Playing Fields (WMPF).
$9 million has been committed to the project, of which $1 million has been provided towards the upgrade of Bangka War Memorial which recognises the sacrifice of 22 Australian Army Nurses on Bangka Island Radji Beach and commemorates Australian women who served their county in the armed forces.
$8 million will be allocated to the development of sporting facilities at WMPF. The redevelopment includes a new synthetic playing surface for Forestville Hockey Club (shared with Sturt Lacrosse), multipurpose clubroom and change facilities, redevelopment of Lacrosse and Soccer grass playing surfaces and new site infrastructure including lighting, drainage and irrigation systems.
This announcement is a wonderful outcome for Forestville Hockey club, the local community and for the development and growth of hockey within South Australia.
We would like to the thank the Office of Recreation and Sport, City of Unley, Sturt Devils Lacrosse Club, Cumberland United Women’s Football Club, South Australian Women’s Memorial Playing Field Trust, Annabel Digance, Jayne Stinson and local members of the community for their ongoing support throughout this process.
This is a very exciting time for Forestville Hockey Club and the first step in securing our future. We look forward to engaging with you in this process and keeping you updated.