The Back to Belmore executive committee is delighted with the announcement that the Gillard Government will contribute $4 million for the upgrade of Belmore Sports Ground.
A 10:30am press conference was held at Belmore Sports Ground today which confirmed that the most beautiful sporting facility in the world would receive the much-anticipated funding.
Federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese's grant to Belmore Sports Ground ensures that the historic venue will receive a $13 million refurbishment after the Federal Government, State Government, Canterbury Council and the Bulldogs contributed a combined $8.4 million for the project in 2010.
Anthony Albanese joined Member for Watson Tony Burke MP, Canterbury Mayor Brian Robson, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Chairman Ray Dib, Chief Executive Todd Greenberg, Sydney Olympic FC President Chris Tsioulos and Back to Belmore President Luke Brailey and Volunteer Leader Adam Vrahnos to announce the funding.
“Back to Belmore is obviously very excited by this announcement as we have passionately advocated Belmore's preservation and restoration since 2005,” said Back to Belmore President Luke Brailey.
“Today's announcement is yet another vindication of all our collective hard work and dedication over the past 8 years when we took up the challenge of keeping Belmore's heritage alive at a time when most people believed the venue had no future whatsoever. We are very optimistic that Belmore Sports Ground's best days now lie ahead. Future generations of sports players will have a brighter future thanks to this wondrous team effort and our focus very much remains on ensuring Belmore becomes a multi-use sporting complex in the years ahead.”