Castlemaine Goldfields FC is one of the latest clubs to score a share in the Andrews Government 2018/19 The World Game Facilities Fund.

Today Minister for Sport, John Eren announced more than $170,000 is to be invested into new lighting at Chewton Soldiers Memorial Park.

The project forms part of the 25 initiatives currently being implemented across the state, sharing in more than $5 million dollars of investment.

With more than 350,000 participants state-wide and millions of fans tuning in to the recent World Cup, soccer is a sport of National interest particularly amongst women and girls.

The new lighting installation will provide the club with the opportunity to further utilise their pitches for training and competition, day and night.

That’s great news for Goldfields FC, the only club in the Mount Alexander Shire who are keen to boost their Mini Roos and female team members.

The World Game Facilities Fund is helping local football clubs upgrade existing facilities or build new ones across Metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

The funding is part of the Andrews Government’s strong commitment to sports and active recreation, and to encourage all Victorians to get out there and get active.

We’re investing almost half a billion dollars in our 2018/19 Budget to ensure sport and active recreation goes from strength to strength.

Minister Eren acknowledged project partner, Mount Alexander Shire Council and the club for their commitment and financial contribution to delivering the new lighting at Chewton Soldiers Memorial Park.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards

 “The World Game Facilities Fund is getting it done at Chewton and at 24 other venues across Victoria, providing more opportunities for passionate football fans to play the sport they love.”

“We’re working hard to encourage and enable all Victorians to embrace a more active and healthy lifestyle.”

 “The new lighting is just one of the many ways we’re making sure we continue the rush of players at Castlemaine Goldfields FC.”


Posted by:Maree Edwards MP