Synthetic Field Of Dreams

Karen McKeown, Linda Cerone and Stuart Ayres on Tuesday. Photo: Melinda Jane.
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Following nearly a decade of persistence from the Nepean Football Association, Penrith residents are finally able to enjoy a new multi-use synthetic sports facility as part of the NSW Government and Penrith Council’s $4 million upgrade of Jamison Park.

Penrith MP Stuart Ayres said the local area’s first synthetic all-weather playing surface at Jamison Park is a game changer not only for footballers but also for other sporting codes who will be able to use the fields year-round.

“This is a huge win for Penrith residents and ensures they can now enjoy sports and fitness at one of our region’s premier sports facilities,” he said.

“I’m very excited to officially re-open Jamison Park, adding to the range of premier sporting facilities in the western Sydney region.”

The new fields will provide a surface area of close to 22,000sqm with improved drainage and lack of water retention.

The upgrades include two synthetic rectangular football fields, which can accommodate eight small sided fields, a synthetic cricket wicket and a synthetic AFL oval.

“We are excited to be able to catch up to the rest of metropolitan New South Wales and we are thrilled with what we will now be able to deliver to the local community, regardless of weather impacts,” Nepean Football Association Chief Executive, Linda Cerone said.

“We are extremely grateful to Stuart for the support that we received from him to reach today’s wonderful outcome.”

Penrith Council spokesperson Karen McKeown said it was fantastic that the local community now had access to such a highquality facility right on their doorstep.

“Penrith is an active community and the Jamison Park synthetic sports facility will give local clubs the opportunity to play more games and support more members,” she said.

Jamison Park’s new synthetic fields were officially declared open for business during a well-attended ceremony on Tuesday.

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