LIVERPOOL OLYMPIC FC BENEFITS FROM FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP SUCCESS
Liverpool Olympic Football Club has benefited from the success of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023TM following the announcement that more than $3.2 million had been awarded in the NSW Football Legacy Fund.
With the club located at Hoxton Park Reserve, LOFC are among more than 90 recipients to receive funding for the construction of new facilities and participation initiatives that will benefit local players and volunteers.
The funding is part of the NSW Government’s $10 million NSW Football Legacy Program that is supporting the construction of new and upgraded facilities, participation initiatives, high performance, leadership and development programs as well as tourism and international engagement as a direct result of NSW hosting games at the tournament.
The NSW Football Legacy Fund is a collaboration between the NSW Office of Sport Football Australia, Football NSW and Northern NSW Football with $6.3 million awarded for almost 200 projects across the two rounds of the Fund.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 tournament set new records with more than 1.9 million spectators attending games and almost 750,000 fans attending FIFA Fan Festivals throughout the tournament with the Matildas Semi-Final appearance and fourth-placed finish Australia’s best ever result at a FIFA World Cup.
Member for Liverpool Charishma Kaliyanda said:
“The NSW Football Legacy Fund is ensuring everyone from local girls and boys lacing up their boots for the first time to participants in our elite regional development programs are benefitting from NSW hosting games at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
“In years to come, local players that shine on the world stage will have used facilities and participated in programs directly funded through this program.
“I congratulate Liverpool Olympic FC and look forward to seeing these projects completed and delivered to their members and community.”
Minister for Sport Steve Kamper said:
“The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 took women’s sport in Australia to new levels.
“The NSW Government is committed to ensuring the momentum created by the Matildas success leaves a positive legacy for women and girls at all levels of football.
“The $3.2 million awarded today for new facilities and participation initiatives through the NSW Football Legacy Fund will ensure that women’s football in NSW benefits from NSW hosting games long after the final ball is kicked.”
Damien Gauci from Liverpool Olympic Football Club’s committee said:
“Liverpool Olympic FC are committed to increasing football participation and making the amenities at Hoxton Park Reserve female friendly and accessible for all abilities. The funds from these grants will assist the club in their plans to have all players training and playing games in suitable facilities with safe equipment, including our disability group, SNAPParoos. The benefit to the community will be across all ages, genders and abilities. We thank the NSW Government and Football NSW for awarding these grants to Liverpool Olympic FC, and also to Charishma Kaliyanda for her ongoing support to our club.”