An Opportunity for an All-Weather Field

Some members may be aware that the State Government is making a $20 million budget available to Inner West Council for it to identify and deliver an all-weather playing field in the local area to address deficiencies in facilities and amenities at the Rozelle Parklands. This presents a once in a generation opportunity to ensure our club secures the facilities it needs to cater for our growing member base.  Inner West Council is considering four existing playing fields for conversion to an all-weather playing surface and is currently seeking community feedback on which field to select.

The four fields under consideration include our home field at Balmain Road Sporting Ground, and given our high usage of this field and its current poor quality, it is a strong candidate for conversion to an all-weather surface.
Saints members may recall that the field was closed towards the end of the 2023 season due to its poor condition, and there is still remediation work being undertaken at the moment to ensure it is ready for the start of the 2024 season.

We are strongly advocating to Inner West Council to select the Balmain Road Sporting Ground field for all-weather use and, in doing so, provide improved facilities for our 1,000+ members, many of whom live on and around the WestConnex tunnel facility and have lived through the impacts of its construction over the last few years.

VOTE NOW TO HELP US ACHIEVE OUR AIM

You can help us with our campaign for an all-weather playing surface at Balmain Road by completing the Council’s on-line survey by 11 February 2024 and choosing Balmain Road Sporting Ground as your priority selection for an all-weather playing field for the local community. Our club’s secondary choice for an all-weather field is Leichhardt No.2.

You will need to create an account to have your say but please don’t be put off by this as it’s just an email and a password that they ask for.
We hope you will all support the club and our local community in this campaign.


Rudd Park All-Weather field