The Gap Football Club has welcomed the news from Labor candidate for Ashgrove, Kate Jones, that a Labor state government will deliver $400,000 of vital funding to our football club. The club's infrastructure has been at its limits for a long time given it houses 800 players and 1,189 ordinary members vying for space across a mere 17,000 m2 on match days.
The Gap Football Club President Tony Skinner remarked that, "This announcement is fantastic both for our club and the wider community.”
He added, “The club plays host to several schools as well as acting as a northern hub for the Special Olympics football program on top of our normal football operations."
"It is a testament to the dedication of the many volunteers, both past and present, whos hard work has ensured that the club operates with efficient and sustainable values, underpinned by sound business and community principles."
Skinner was also quick to point out that, "The club shares a good relationship with all sides of politics having hosted Premier Newman on several occasions in 2014 alone.”
“However, Kate Jones support comes at a key time for the club as most of our infrastructure has remained untouched since the 1970s and is in need of serious upgrades."