Improving Infrastructure for Football

Published on 10 May, 2019
Mosman FC, in conjunction with MWFA and Manly United, made a submission in response to the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust's Draft Recreation Strategy.  This strategy affects both Georges Heights and Middle Head.
Our key priority is to get lights at Georges Heights Oval so we can provide better training facilities for our teams.  GHO is currently unused in late afternoons and evenings during winter as there is no lighting, while other grounds suffer from overuse.
Some of you may remember that we lobbied hard but unsuccessfully to get the oval at Middle Head upgraded to an all-weather surface.  Instead, the council replaced the old grass with a new and hopefully more durable type of grass.  So far, it is coping well and we will continue to watch how it performs as the season progresses.  We would like the Trust and Council to review the surface once it has had an adequate trial period and the current proposal is for that to happen in 2022.  Should it prove to be inadequate, we will once again seek to have an all-weather surface installed.
In terms of pavilions, we have been working with Council and Mosman Cricket to design a new pavilion at Allan Border Oval.  We are really excited by the proposed designs and hopefully we'll be able to share those with you shortly.  Far less advanced are discussions with council and Mosman Swans regarding a pavilion at MHO but that is part of our submission to the Trust.
Thank you to Murray Jones (club secretary), Ian Clarke (former club president), James White (player/manager of the O35/4s and proud parent) and David Mason (CEO for MWFA and Manly United) for their assistance in preparing this submission.

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