Dear FHC Members,
We are very pleased to provide you with an update on our progress towards establishing a new home for the Forestville Hockey Club.
Corey Wingard, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, confirmed in early August that the SA Government is committed to investing in the Women’s Memorial Playing Fields by developing the site as a multi-user, regional level sporting facility with a focus on supporting the participation of women in sport. The Liberal Government’s investment will improve facilities and also recognize the site’s importance and history through the development of a new memorial.
We are also pleased to confirm that the recent state budget handed down by Treasurer Rob Lucas included an announcement of the funding required for this project. The announcement states, “this initiative provides $8.0 million over two years (in addition to $995,000 already allocated to FHC from the Sporting Surfaces Grant program) to deliver improved facilities at the Women’s Memorial Playing Fields at St Mary’s, including new clubrooms, women’s change rooms, and synthetic hockey and lacrosse, soccer and training fields.”
These recent announcements from the Government represent great progress for our project and we thank the Liberal government for confirming their commitment and funding.
We now look forward to commencing detailed planning under the guidance of the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing, and bringing you further updates as they come to hand.
Forestville Hockey Club Management Committee and Facilities Sub-Committee