The future of footy and cricket at junior and senior levels in Mosman Park is secure for five more years as today the Town of Mosman Park signed an agreement with three local clubs on the shared use of community facilities.
The three clubs - Mosman Park Football Club, Mosman Park Junior Football Club and the Fremantle/Mosman Park Cricket Club signed on for a five year extension to their lease and to a new funding agreement from the Town.
Mayor Pollock said he was delighted with the arrangement, and was pleased that there would be continuity in the provision of football and cricket for both juniors and seniors for years to come.
“These three clubs have been great in working together harmoniously to share our excellent facilities at the David Jones Pavilion and Tom Perrott Reserve, and as such it was fitting that we work together with them and their volunteers to continue our good partnership.” Mayor Pollock said the Town would provide $15,000 over five years in a 5-year funding plan that will put the clubs on the path to financial self-sustainability by the time the lease is considered for renewal again.
The clubs are delighted to have continued access to the facilities and adjacent reserve that is maintained by the Town and used by hundreds of players each year, as well as by their families who gather to watch the game and enjoy social connections. “These clubs provide fabulous active leisure opportunities in our Town and do great work in the community – there is a great spirit of having a go and participation – and this we want to see continue into the future,” Mayor Pollock said.
Present at the official signing were Ian Earl, a former Town of Mosman Park Volunteer of the Year (representing Mosman Park Football Club) and Armando De Abreu (Mosman Park Sporting Clubs Treasurer and Fremantle/Mosman Park Cricket Club Committee member) with other signatures being added to the lease soon.