2016 Community Football Infrastructure Program (CFIP) successful applicants announced

Over 20 community football projects supported by new grants program

A one-off grants program funded by an event surplus from the successful 2015 AFC Asian Cup will see 21 community football projects across the ACT share in over $600,000.

The ACT Government has partnered with Capital Football to deliver the Community Football Infrastructure Program (CFIP), aimed at improving local football infrastructure, increasing participation and ensuring clubs are supported to succeed.

Through the CFIP, the surplus from the ACT Government’s investment in the incredibly successful 2015 AFC Asian Cup event has been returned to the local football community for the benefit of players, referees, volunteers, officials and spectators around Canberra.

Canberra has a passionate and engaged football community, and each year we are seeing more and more Canberrans lace up their boots and give this great sport a go. That’s why it is so important to ensure we’ve got the right facilities and infrastructure to support continued growth in football in the ACT.

Local community football clubs and organisations were able to apply for CFIP funding to enhance facilities, provide opportunities for clubs to improve their sustainability or create an even better, more accessible and safer experience for their participants.

Phil Brown, CEO of Capital Football, has said the funding provided through the CFIP will allow many community grassroots projects to be realised.

“CFIP funding is a fantastic opportunity for many local football clubs, and we are thrilled that 21 projects have received funding,” Mr Brown said.

“The projects that have successfully applied for funding range in size and scope, and include new change rooms at the Canberra Deakin Soccer Club, four temporary grandstands at Calwell playing fields and new goals for the ANU ovals.

“It is our hope that in supporting clubs to tick off some of their facility priorities, this funding will attract new players to our great game, ensuring the growth and success of football in the ACT.”

The total value of the CFIP is $603,907 with an additional $100,000 provided to the Kanga Cup, securing funding for this flagship sport event through until 2018.

List of successful applicants and associated projects:

Canberra Deakin Soccer Club

Canberra FC Stadium Infrastructure Upgrade Improvements including toilet and change room upgrade


Brindabella Blues Football Club

Calwell playing fields improvements including fence, portable seating and player benches


ANU Football Club

New Goals for ANU Ovals including junior portable goal system


Belconnen United Football Club

Club equipment additions including new bow nets, storage containers and defibrillator


Majura Junior Soccer Club Inc

Support for clubhouse extension at Dickson Playing Fields


Woden Valley Soccer Club

Improvements to Clubhouse at Mawson including BBQ construction, canteen improvements, security upgrade and improved disability access.


Capital Football

Acquisition of eight defibrillators to support community football clubs and event delivery


Belnorth Football Club Incoporated

Portable junior goals, portable water refill stations and storage containers


Tuggeranong United Football Club

Wanniassa Canteen upgrade


Belwest Foxes Soccer Club

Charnwood fencing project and improved storage at Latham


Capital Football

Hawker Football Centre Disability access improvements -


Belsouth Junior Soccer Club

Install bollard fencing and Pergola at Hawke for BBQ/canteen area


Capital Football

Capital Football Small Sided Goals Safety audit and goal replacement project


Lanyon United Football Club

Bonython Oval safety fencing


Canberra City Soccer Club

Hackett upgrade including improvement to existing site fencing and new water station


Capital Football

Hawker Football Centre Multi Purpose Technology Hub and facility renovation, including change room renovation and storage


Canberra Olympic FC

Upgrade to O'Connor Enclosed  including power upgrade, scoreboard and player benches


Capital Football

Hawker Football Centre Safety Project to ensure existing kitchen and fuel storage meets requirements






If you have any questions regarding the CFIP please contact Active Canberra Senior Project Officer Dougal Reed on 02 6207 6195 or email dougal.reed@act.gov.au.