Through cooperation between Georges River Council and the NSW Government, Poulton Park in Connells Point has recently received a $4.85 million upgrade.
Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, has opened the brand new synthetic playing surface and amenities block to one of St George’s biggest sporting clubs, the Connells Point Rovers Football Club.
“This is one of our busiest sporting grounds here in the St George area and it is fantastic to see that players of all ages can access first-class facilities within the community,” Mr Coure said.
“Community sport helps form the lifeblood of our area and it was fantastic to work with Georges River Council to ensure that we can continue to keep players active, healthy and engaged with their friends and peers.”
The resurfacing of Poulton Park is warmly welcomed by players, parents and members of the football club after a number of serious injuries in recent years that were linked to the quality of the playing surface.
President of Connells Point Rovers Football Club, Stephen Matthews, noted a decline in the number of registered players in the years prior to the field redevelopment and looks forward to the return of these players now the fields are upgraded.
“Many of these players have felt compelled to play their football out of the area in the chase for better quality playing fields,” Mr Matthews said.
The precinct also includes an amenities block for change rooms, storage, shower facilities, a canteen and an undercover barbecue area. This ensures players have the best fixtures and fittings both on and off the field.
The new synthetic surface will allow better playing conditions during periods of wet weather or drought while also being easy to maintain and environmentally friendly.
“This really is the best of the best when it comes to football pitches in NSW and I look forward to seeing the action firsthand in the 2021 season,” Mr Coure said.
The precinct also features a smaller sized field designed to accommodate for youth league players so they too can experience these world-class facilities.
Both fields are now open and ready for football over the summer and the 2021 season.