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    Quote Originally Posted by Aegon View Post
    This I agree with. The designer needs to be shot, the seating is very poorly designed.
    People tend to forget LMRFF is a training facility and competition fixtures are not the main priority, NNSW football should develop the turfed outer ground as a competitions facility or alternatively develop Macquarie field into a regional facility, with Lake Macquarie having usage rights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruud Van Nistelrooys Chin View Post
    Harker is privately owned I believe. I know that Rugby would give the surface a once over at No.2, but I can’t believe that No.2 has never been mentioned as a possibility to host the NPL Grand Final. Mcdonald Jones failed as it was too big and cavernous - and certain clubs shouldn’t profit from hosting the grand final.
    Who would benefit from the NPL GF being played at No. 2, at least clubs like Edgeworth and Magic, the only two club grounds capable of hosting GF invest the money back into facilities

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    People tend to forget LMRFF is a training facility and competition fixtures are not the main priority, NNSW football should develop the turfed outer ground as a competitions facility or alternatively develop Macquarie field into a regional facility, with Lake Macquarie having usage rights.
    They are building another building adjacent the turfed outer ground, but the field upgrade and seating are not apart of it at the moment, just a building, some fences and new dugouts......
    atleast the nominated seating area's are down the sideline on either side of halfway, not at the corner flags.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley View Post
    People tend to forget LMRFF is a training facility and competition fixtures are not the main priority, NNSW football should develop the turfed outer ground as a competitions facility or alternatively develop Macquarie field into a regional facility, with Lake Macquarie having usage rights.
    Use Macquarie Field, i said exactly the same to current and former current NNSW board members over the last couple of years, and basically was told, we discussed it, wont work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastor399 View Post
    They are building another building adjacent the turfed outer ground, but the field upgrade and seating are not apart of it at the moment, just a building, some fences and new dugouts......
    atleast the nominated seating area's are down the sideline on either side of halfway, not at the corner flags.....

    they will need more parking...….

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jardelsimage View Post
    they will need more parking...Â….
    If every NPL club stopped paying players (or dramatically reduced their payments) for 10 years we could pay for a synthetic pitch for every top NPL club in Newcastle maybe even take a little less time. Probably help get grants for ground facility upgrades as well. There is easily $1 million dollars a season wasted on player payments mainly generated from junior fees and local sponsors. All clubs should get together for the good of the game in Newcastle and put their hard earned money to some good. Players getting paid at this level is ridiculous especially the amounts that the top players get.

    We should be working towards having a local Newcastle National League 2nd division team (if and when it ever takes off) as a whole not as an individual club, every club should have an ownership of a team in the Australian 2nd division comp it's the only way it could be sustainable, somewhere for our good young local kids to start their senior careers off in.

    Clubs paying upto $100k a season on players to never make finals or be competitive needs to stop. So does the clubs who pay $100k plus to possibly win a trophy. We all complain about facilities and pitch conditions. We have the money to fix this but we choose to put it in players pockets. For the players small term pain for long term gain, for the club's nothing changes their just spending their money more wisely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dontknowmuch View Post
    If every NPL club stopped paying players (or dramatically reduced their payments) for 10 years we could pay for a synthetic pitch for every top NPL club in Newcastle maybe even take a little less time. Probably help get grants for ground facility upgrades as well. There is easily $1 million dollars a season wasted on player payments mainly generated from junior fees and local sponsors. All clubs should get together for the good of the game in Newcastle and put their hard earned money to some good. Players getting paid at this level is ridiculous especially the amounts that the top players get.

    We should be working towards having a local Newcastle National League 2nd division team (if and when it ever takes off) as a whole not as an individual club, every club should have an ownership of a team in the Australian 2nd division comp it's the only way it could be sustainable, somewhere for our good young local kids to start their senior careers off in.

    Clubs paying upto $100k a season on players to never make finals or be competitive needs to stop. So does the clubs who pay $100k plus to possibly win a trophy. We all complain about facilities and pitch conditions. We have the money to fix this but we choose to put it in players pockets. For the players small term pain for long term gain, for the club's nothing changes their just spending their money more wisely.
    isnt that what council is trying to do though?
    give clubs better facilities in exchange for groundsharing?
    sounds like theres an option there already for them to improve things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dontknowmuch View Post
    If every NPL club stopped paying players (or dramatically reduced their payments) for 10 years we could pay for a synthetic pitch for every top NPL club in Newcastle maybe even take a little less time. Probably help get grants for ground facility upgrades as well. There is easily $1 million dollars a season wasted on player payments mainly generated from junior fees and local sponsors. All clubs should get together for the good of the game in Newcastle and put their hard earned money to some good. Players getting paid at this level is ridiculous especially the amounts that the top players get.

    We should be working towards having a local Newcastle National League 2nd division team (if and when it ever takes off) as a whole not as an individual club, every club should have an ownership of a team in the Australian 2nd division comp it's the only way it could be sustainable, somewhere for our good young local kids to start their senior careers off in.

    Clubs paying upto $100k a season on players to never make finals or be competitive needs to stop. So does the clubs who pay $100k plus to possibly win a trophy. We all complain about facilities and pitch conditions. We have the money to fix this but we choose to put it in players pockets. For the players small term pain for long term gain, for the club's nothing changes their just spending their money more wisely.
    No clubs would trust each other for this one. Sponsorship, grants and some tradie help might get something done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dontknowmuch View Post
    If every NPL club stopped paying players (or dramatically reduced their payments) for 10 years we could pay for a synthetic pitch for every top NPL club in Newcastle maybe even take a little less time. Probably help get grants for ground facility upgrades as well. There is easily $1 million dollars a season wasted on player payments mainly generated from junior fees and local sponsors. All clubs should get together for the good of the game in Newcastle and put their hard earned money to some good. Players getting paid at this level is ridiculous especially the amounts that the top players get.

    We should be working towards having a local Newcastle National League 2nd division team (if and when it ever takes off) as a whole not as an individual club, every club should have an ownership of a team in the Australian 2nd division comp it's the only way it could be sustainable, somewhere for our good young local kids to start their senior careers off in.

    Clubs paying upto $100k a season on players to never make finals or be competitive needs to stop. So does the clubs who pay $100k plus to possibly win a trophy. We all complain about facilities and pitch conditions. We have the money to fix this but we choose to put it in players pockets. For the players small term pain for long term gain, for the club's nothing changes their just spending their money more wisely.
    Truth bombs here

    The amount of money pissed away on paying players at NPL level and below is a joke when the money should be better utilised training coaches and put into facilities so we can play the game when it rained 4 days prior etc

    There is billions of $$ in the game in Oz and it ending up in the wrong locations

    That is pretty damn obvious

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    has anyone actually read this report?

    if not would you like a copy?

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    the council report? I didn't get a chance to read it and would like to.

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    CoN Strategic Sports Plan (Preliminary Directions)(Oct 2019).pdf

    let's see if that worked - I had to piss about with the file attachment settings

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    « Designate Adamstown No 1, Darling St Oval and Arthur Edden Oval as venues for NPL games
    « Utilise National Park No 2 Sportsground as a venue for NPL games. Prioritise highest level of competition/ events in all rectangular field sports when allocating use
    « Ensure infrastructure at these grounds complies with NPL standards
    « Develop a Master Plan to guide development of Arthur Edden Oval as a football centre of excellence and venue for NPL competition games (including possible synthetic surface)
    « Progressively upgrade other grounds - playing surfaces, lighting, amenities, drainage/irrigation - in accordance with criteria to be developed (e.g. budget, designated hierarchy,
    usage levels, condition audits and code standards)
    « Include football in the development of additional shared use fields as part of new land provision in the western growth corridor.
    Arent they already npl grounds? Nothing for Smith Park? Larger than Wallarah for development
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    Quote Originally Posted by Negative Police View Post
    Arent they already npl grounds? Nothing for Smith Park? Larger than Wallarah for development
    id say there would be 2 reasons why not Smith Park.
    Cricket/Oz tag usage would be severely impacted if dedicated rectangle structure was set up. There still needs to be ground space available to those sports.

    After the Pasha Bulka floods the area was designated a higher flood risk (or something like that). Wonder if that impacts the ability to develop a site that size to essentially 'flood proof' it as would be required (esp by a public organisation).
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    Quote Originally Posted by boz-monaut View Post
    CoN Strategic Sports Plan (Preliminary Directions)(Oct 2019).pdf

    let's see if that worked - I had to piss about with the file attachment settings
    Cheers Bozzle!

    "Progressively upgrade other grounds" would love to know the other grounds.

    Could save their money by not making 2 new AFL pitches.......

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    the thing is pretty light on detail

    and yeah no mention of Smith Park, District Park or many other under utilised grounds around the LGA

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    Do broadmeadow own Magic Park then? And the outer grounds? neither mentioned in this report.

    Any other teams own there ground?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YewYew View Post
    Do broadmeadow own Magic Park then? And the outer grounds? neither mentioned in this report.

    Any other teams own there ground?
    It's Crown Land, not Council owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardyou View Post
    It's Crown Land, not Council owned.
    Probably gives magic a leg up. Crown not going to turf them out like Council might

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    Any1 know what is happening with Olympics ground upgrades? These been talked about for long time now but not heard anything. Plan was to remove cricket pitch, demolition old grandstand and build new with tiered seating. did this get off the ground?

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