FFV Welcomes World Game Facilities Fund

Major Benefits For FFV Clubs With Dedicated Investment

Football Federation Victoria welcomes the recent announcement announcement by the Victorian State Government of The World Game Facilities Fund which will inject $2.5 million into encouraging more Victorians to play football.

Minister for Sport The Hon. John Eren MP joined Member for Macedon The Hon. Mary-Anne Thomas MP at the home of the Kyneton District Soccer Club to announce the Labor Government’s new $2.5 million The World Game Facilities Fund.

When it comes to football, participation is booming with more than 350,000 Victorians playing the world game.

The dedicated fund will allow football clubs and organisations to apply for support to deliver projects such as new lighting, pitch upgrades and building female-friendly change rooms.

Grants of up to $250,000 will be available to upgrade existing facilities or build new ones to help grow the game and provide more opportunities for Victorians to get active.

Football Federation Victoria's dedicated Club Development officers will work closely with more than 360 clubs to support and enhance applications for funding.

FFV President Kimon Taliadoros at The World Game Facilities Fund announcement

FFV President Kimon Taliadoros said the funding was a vindication of the federation's bold vision to invest in, and focus on the development of clubs.

"FFV is focused on aligning with Government at all levels to unlock opportunity, resources and investment for our community clubs for the benefit of grassroots football," Mr Taliadoros said.

"The World Game Facilities Fund shows that FFV's strategy is being backed by the State Government and leading to exciting investment to enhance and improve the beautiful game."

Minister for Sport The Hon. John Eren MP said “Victorians love their football – and this new fund will go a long way to making our grassroots clubs and communities stronger and more competitive.”

“With the World Cup around the corner, we want our clubs to be ready for the next wave of Victorian recruits who sign up to play after watching Australia shine on the world stage.”

Applications for the World Game Facilities Fund are now open. In the first instance, it's important to note that Clubs need to contact their Council partner. Clubs can only access funding from this program through their LGA.

Download the application guidelines here

After contacting your local LGA, if you need additional assistance, please contact your FFV Club Ambassador listed below:

Steph Leondidis (Metropolitan)

Josephine La Pila (Metropolitan)

Greg Hurvitz (Metropolitan)

Atila Kerestes (Goulburn North East)

Foddy Kyprian (Wimmera South Coast)

Tonci Prusac (Geelong)

Mark Cassar (Gippsland)

Listen to Gary Cole's (FFV's Football Strategy & Special Projects Manager) interview on the World Game Facilities Fund

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