Sport Minister Alister Henskens with local players and club professionals Moudi Najjar and Lachlan Rose at the announcement of the proposed Macarthur FC Centre of Excellence.

Macarthur Football Club is set to benefit from $12.5 in million funding from the NSW Government for the construction of the A-League Bulls’ high-performance and community sporting precinct in Camden, should Dominic Perrottet be re-elected.

NSW Minister for Sport, Alister Henskens, announced the election commitment towards the Macarthur Park centre to support a state-of-the-art facility for the football community in Sydney’s south-west and assist the Bulls’ elite teams.

“This project will create a high-performance sporting precinct that will aid the full lifecycle of athlete development from grassroots participation right through to the A-League,” Henskens said.

“In just a few short years, Macarthur Bulls have amassed an incredible following in south-western Sydney, and this new centre of excellence in Camden will give them a home that they can truly be proud of.”

Gino Marra, Chairman of Macarthur FC, thanked the Minister for the support and said 30,000 registered players in the region will benefit from a very important facility for the community. 

“Our region will double and more and more kids will want to play football at an elite level,” he said.

The Macarthur Park Centre of Excellence will be the epicentre of the club’s player development pathways as well as community and cultural engagement programs.

An artist’s impression of the proposed Macarthur FC Centre of Excellence set for Camden.

“We thank the NSW Government for their support and commitment to football in south-west Sydney,” Macarthur FC chief executive Sam Krslovic said. “The Macarthur Park will help grassroots juniors and elite professionals reach their full potential by providing the community with a state-of-the-art facility currently not available in the region.”

Having already secured the site on Cawdor Rd, the Macarthur Park site will include four elite standard training fields including one synthetic ground. The facility will include a performance gym, aquatic and recovery facility, a multi-purpose theatre and community activation space.

Member for Camden, Peter Sidgreaves, says Macarthur Park will connect the community through multi-purpose areas.

“The Bulls are already a huge part of our community and this facility will give them a permanent presence that will facilitate further engagement and connection with fans, as well as opportunities to develop grassroots football locally,” Sidgreaves said.

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The proposed Macarthur FC Centre of Excellence set for Camden.

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