LABOR COMMITS $250,000 FOR SUN TO SHINE BRIGHTLY FOR ST GEORGE FOOTBALL

Federal Labor Member for Barton Linda Burney has announced a Shorten Labor Government will commit $250,000 for the upgrade of lighting at the Bicentennial Park South football stadium in Rockdale.

This election is a choice between Labor’s plan for better investment in local community infrastructure, or bigger tax loopholes for the top end of town under the Liberals.

The football stadium, located on West Botany Street, Rockdale, is home to the Rockdale City Suns.

The Suns field teams in the National Premier League (NPL), as well as the local St George Football Association competition.

Each week, thousands of local football fans flock to see Football NSW games being played at Bicentennial Park South.

While night games are currently played at the ground, the lighting upgrade will result in enough illumination for games to be televised.

The stadium, built in 2009, has seen several upgrades in recent years, including the installation of a FIFA-accredited synthetic playing surface last year.

The upgrades have formed part of the stadium’s journey to becoming a world-class FIFA-compliant venue, which will foster the sport’s expansion in the southern Sydney region.

“These lighting upgrades mean our games can be broadcast on evening TV. Thousands of people across Australia will now be able to be watch our matches, benefiting the Suns and increasing the interest in and viewership of football across Australia,” said Mr Dennis Loether, President of the Rockdale City Suns.

“For 50 years, the Suns have made an enormous contribution to football in the St George community. Labor is backing them and the stadium with this investment. It is also an important step in fuelling the growth and interest of football in this part of Sydney,” said Ms Burney.

After six years of Liberal cuts and chaos, our united Labor team is ready. 

FRIDAY, 3 MAY 2019

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