AFL Goldfields Regional Strategy
Client: AFL Victoria, Netball Victoria, AFL Goldfields & 14 Local Government Authorities
AFL Goldfields, the fourteen Local Government Authorities within the Goldfields football region, AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria, partnered to investigate the infrastructure and sports development needs for football and netball from both a local and regional perspective.
The Strategy addresses current and future demand for infrastructure to support the growth of football and netball and provide a prioritised list of improvements and developments to guide investment decisions.
The region is experiencing rapid growth in some areas, whilst in other areas there is declining or ageing population. AFL Goldfields enjoys a high participation base, with player numbers over 19,000 including football, youth girls football, netball, NetSetGO, school football and netball, AFL 9’s, umpiring, coaching and Auskick. The study area included all 64 local clubs and 79 venues accessed by AFL Goldfields teams across the region. Resource limitation and anticipated growth in demand created the need to further investigate the current and future provision of football and netball facilities, clubs and programs within the AFL Goldfields Region, as well as the need to develop sustainable support structures and strategies to enhance all forms of the sports’ development.
- Extensive consultation with all fourteen LGA’s within the AFL Goldfields region, participating Leagues, Clubs, Umpiring Associations and other key stakeholders.
- Study area included all 64 local clubs and 79 venues accessed by AFL Goldfields teams across the region.
- Provision of a clear and coordinated structure for football and netball governance and project delivery for the next decade.