Lighting upgrades for sporting venues
Published on 17 July 2019
Two key sporting fields in the City of Ryde have received extensive lighting upgrades as part of Council’s ongoing work to create state-of-the-art sporting venues across the community.
Marsfield Park and Gladesville’s Monash Park both received the upgrades which were funded under Council’s four year delivery plan. Both projects received two separate $20,000 grants from Football NSW as part of its Let’s Light Up Football initiative.
Clr Roy Maggio put forward a motion last year for the City of Ryde to seek the grants from Football NSW, which received unanimous support from Councillors.
Marsfield Park and Monash Park are regularly utilised by local sporting organisations and have become popular facilities for their respective communities.
Marsfield Park is the home ground for the Macquarie Dragons Football Club as well as the Central Eastwood Rugby Club, while Monash Park is used by the Gladesville Ravens Football Club.
City of Ryde Mayor, Clr Jerome Laxale, said the upgrades reaffirm Council’s commitment to deliver first-rate facilities for local sporting clubs and their members.
“These upgrades are a really effective way of providing more use of our open spaces for residents and sporting clubs,” Clr Laxale said.
“The Let’s Light Up Football initiative has been really beneficial for the City of Ryde. I would like to thank Football NSW for its assistance to help make these lighting upgrades possible and also its continued support to helping improve the sporting landscape in the City of Ryde.”
For more on the lighting upgrades, check out the video below.
Let's Light Up Football - Football NSW