The new Norwood Oval Clubrooms and Members Facilities will result in long-term social and economic benefits for the Norwood Football Club and the wider community.

Norwood Oval Clubrooms and Members Facilities

Overview

Cost: $5,320,000

Norwood Oval - Progress - July 2020-21The new facilities at Norwood Oval will result in long-term social and economic benefits for the Norwood Football Club and the wider community, as well as the creation of over 30 jobs during the construction phase.

Highlights of the multi-purpose facility include:

  • 180-seat Members Facility
  • new kitchen
  • new Premier’s Bar
  • refurbished player’s change rooms
  • accessible public toilets
  • new merchandise outlet

Project details

The facility, to be known as the Wolf Blass Centre, will be funded by the Council, with the remaining being funded by the Norwood Football Club.

The Club’s contribution comprises of $2 million that it will receive over seven years from the SANFL as a result of the sale of AAMI Stadium, with the balance to be funded by the Club’s ‘Build the Fort’ capital fundraising campaign.

Norwood Football Club President Paul Di Iulio said to date the Club has raised $3.76 million for the redevelopment, which includes a $1M donation from long-time Norwood supporter and wine maker Wolf Blass, and $250,000 from the Federal Government.

In addition to the new Clubrooms & Members’ Facilities, the upgrade of Norwood Oval will also include new Women’s facilities underneath the Western Stand.

The growth in popularity of female sports has meant that facilities such as Norwood Football Oval are in high demand to cater for teams playing in new competitions and leagues. Given that the Norwood Oval currently hosts AFLW and SANFLW matches and female friendly facilities are essential for this to continue and expand.

The new Clubrooms & Members’ Facilities together with new Women’s Facilities, will substantially improve the quality and diversity of the facilities at the Norwood Oval which will meet both the needs and expectations of current and future players and umpires, as female participation in football continues to grow.

The Council successfully obtained a South Australian Government Grant of $482,500 as well as a grant of $150,000 from the Australia Football League (AFL), for the development of Women’s Facilities at the Norwood Oval.

 

Works in progress

 

Norwood Oval Streetscape Works

Cost: $500,000

The Council has also allocated $500,000 for upgrades and streetscape improvements to the car park adjacent to the Sir Edwin T Smith Stand and sections of Woods Street, adjacent to the Oval.

 

Contact

Manager, Economic Development & Strategic Projects
Keke Michalos
T: 08 8366 4509
E: kmichalos@npsp.sa.gov.au