Labor candidate for Boothby commits $2million to Sturt Lions FC
Nadia Clancy the Australian Labor Party candidate for the seat of Boothby has committed $2 million towards the development of a synthetic pitch and change rooms at Karinya Reserve should the Shorten Labor Government be elected on May 18.
Participation rates are at an all-time high across all levels of the game and investment in infrastructure is important for the long term future of the game in South Australia. Sturt Lions FC are one of the state’s largest clubs with 600 players. The club uses multiple sites for their significant player base and the development at Karinya Reserve will enable the club to consolidate some of their operations and create an identity for the emerging club.
John Vander Veeken, President for Sturt Lions FC is excited about the impact the funding could have on the community.
This funding will update the existing circa 1977 infrastructure to a modern facility allowing our senior teams to return to our heartland in Blackwood. It will be a massive boost to football in our community extending the training and playing opportunities for young and old.
Most important is it will provide a true local identity and football hub for our club to be enjoyed by our community.
We thank Nadia Clancy, local ALP Candidate, and the FFSA for their support and advocacy."