Your support is needed by attending a Leichhardt Council Public Meeting at 6.30pm at Balmain Town Hall next Monday October 20.
A plan will be presented for the re-location of a lighting tower, new toilets and a storage shed at Birchgrove Oval.
Securing new lighting for training at Birchgrove Oval has been a difficult and drawn out process.
We thank Councillors for listening and providing the funding for these works in the 2014-2015 budget and now commencing the consultation process ahead of the Development Application being lodged.
The Birchgrove Oval lighting is poor and below Australian standards for training, which obviously poses risks to players - especially those of our 1,550 children who regularly train at the field.
It is from past experience critical that our individual members are seen as participating in the public discussion and consultation process.
There will be some residents who do not support the upgrades and who will be making their position known to Councillors on Monday night ahead of the formal lodging of the DA for the works.
Balmain DFC and other clubs needs the lighting tower moved by the next season. Anyone who used the field last winter will know how dangerous larger parts of the field are for training compared to the Australian Standard Glover Street lighting.
The Balmain Town Hall meeting is the next stage of the process. At some point, we may need members to engage directly with Councillors on this matter.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Click this link for the Leichhardt Council flyer for the meeting.
0408 700 529
Wet Weather Update - Major storms are forecast to come thru Tuesday - Skills Programme sessions at Balmain Road cancelled today
For update on grounds for any current events check this link
Presentation Day Updates
UNICEF Days for U9s on Saturday 6th Sept and for U8s+ on Sunday 7th Sept were both washed-out despite our best efforts!! We still made it a fun Presentation Day!
The Club would like to thank everyone for their attendance and contribution to UNICEF. We had a great time all round - here are some great Facebook photos for the Saturday and Sunday.
Gala & Presentation Days for TTs and U6 & U7 Mixed & Girls on Saturday 30th and Sunday31st August were very successful - some great photos on Facebook
Finals completed on 30th & 31st August - check this link - the Club had 5 fantastic Grand Final Winning teams! Congratulations to all these fine players and their Coaches & Managers!
Champion of Champions - Round #1 Draw announced - DO IT IN DUBBO - check this link
For updates on Finals Results pls check this link
2014 Competition Summary and Tables for U/12 thru O/45s published - check it here