Bulldogs welcome all to beaut new home
Friday, 5th April, 2019
By Emily McInerney
The North Football Club will open its doors to the public tomorrow after four months of renovations to the clubrooms that have resulted in a total revamp.
This was thanks to a grant of $100,000 they received in early September from the ClubGrants Infrastructure program via the NSW Government.
That money was used to build a commercial kitchen and new flooring but now there are also disability amenities, an outdoor cooking area and a restored function centre.
North Football Club president Justin Hoskins said they were also able to develop a ‘Kids’ Play Room’.
“There are televisions, playstations and things to keep the kids busy, so that will all kick off,” said Mr Hoskins.
“We will be open from 3pm and people can come in and see what we’ve done.
“It started with the kitchen and flooring but we had so much in-kind support it turned into the whole club getting renovated.”
Mr Hoskins said they were able to achieve all the work during the off season.
“We started work after our Christmas party last year and we’ve worked almost every weekend and most week nights since,” he said.
“But we are really stoked with the outcome.
“It brings us up to a very classy venue that it not only a football club, but can be hired for other functions.”
Mr Hoskins said the club held many working bees to get the job done.
He said usual tenants such as the Silver City Line Dancers were very excited to receive a new dance floor, and the club was looking forward to using their new commercial kitchen for functions.
Mr Hoskins said that the old kitchen was looking very tired and had a 1960s feel to it.
The North Football Club was grateful to the NSW Government for the grant as well as to City Council for providing a Community Assistance Grant, he said.
“We would also like to thank everyone who helped out with the renovations.
“We spent about $140,000 all up and had over 1000 volunteers hours go into the renovation.
“There will be lots going up on Facebook for people who want to see. But we would love to see everyone on Saturday afternoon.”