Local football secures its future at Jubilee Oval

02/02/2018

Georges River Council has taken another step forward to transitioning Jubilee Oval into a more accessible and vibrant sporting venue by providing greater opportunities to St George Football Association to use the premier stadium.

Mayor of Georges River Council, Kevin Greene, said Council has entered into an arrangement with St George Football Association to use Jubilee Oval as its administrative offices.

“Since resuming the management of Jubilee Oval in February 2017, Council has been exploring opportunities to make Jubilee Oval more accessible to other sporting groups and codes,” Mayor Greene said.

“The St George Football Association has expressed a keen interest in using this venue and has been working closely with Council to secure a long-term future for football at the stadium.”

“As part of the arrangement, Jubilee Oval will become the new headquarters for the Association and see more local and state level football matches played at the Oval on a regular basis,” he said.

“By opening the doors to sporting groups such as the St George Football Association, Council is able to pave the way for this state of the art facility to be a regular home for local sporting competitions.”

“The venue will continue to be a home ground and training venue for the St George Illawarra Dragons and local rugby league,” Mayor Greene added.

General Manager of the St George Football Association, Craig Kiely, said he hoped this arrangement will lead the way for regular high-level football matches to be played at Jubilee Oval.

“St George is the spiritual home for football in Australia and for the game to have a regular presence at the iconic Jubilee Oval is a huge outcome for football,” he said.

“We have a number of activities planned at the venue including a girls’ grassroots day in April, a number of local Grand Finals and will also be hosting an inaugural Festival of Football on 10 February, which will encompass a number of football activities for all ages to enjoy.”

“We also hope through this arrangement with Council that we will see future opportunities for Jubilee Oval to host A-League, W-League and FFA Cup matches,” Mr Kiely said.

“I would like to thank Georges River Council for its ongoing support of our Association, and for helping local football teams.”

For more information, please visit St George Football Association.