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Myers Park undergoes $1.25m transformation

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Local football organisations are buoyed about the future of the sport following the transformation of Adamstown’s Myers Park into a multi-use sporting hub.

The $1.25 million project was delivered by City of Newcastle (CN) in collaboration with Broadmeadow Magic Youth Football Club, which successfully secured a $1 million grant from the NSW Government under the Greater Cities and Regional Sport Facility Fund. 

The enhancements include a basketball half-court, bat ball court, fitness stations, three-metre wide running and walking pathway, covered tiered seating, perimeter fencing and improved playing surface and lighting layout for football and cricket.    

A delighted Broadmeadow Magic Youth Football Club president Joseph Lyovic admitted the redevelopment of Myers Park would open the door for further opportunities.

“This was always about activating the park and creating a sports and community hub in a more structured environment,” he said.

“It’ll now be a thriving gathering spot, fostering a sense of unity and providing ample prospects for physical activity, social interaction and leisure.

“The official opening [at the weekend] was a joyous celebration of community spirit and the successful partnership between the Macedonian Community Newcastle and council.”

Newcastle Suns Football Club president Tony Velovski agreed.

“The transformation of Myers Park has provided an enhanced facility for our community football operations,” he said.

“This fantastic facility now meets our Zone Premier League home game requirements and allows our club to host together with the junior base a venue for the final series and other regional tournaments for many years to come.”

Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said the project was delivered under stage one of the Adamstown Park Masterplan, reinforcing CN’s commitment to delivering enriched neighbourhoods.

“We know how much our community values open spaces and their local sportsgrounds,” she explained.

“That’s why it’s vital we continue to deliver important projects such as Myers Park and ensure everyone has sufficient and equal opportunities to access a variety of sport and recreation facilities now and into the future.

“We’re very proud to have worked closely with the community, in particular Broadmeadow Magic Youth Football Club.”

Macedonian Community Newcastle president Sash Stojcevski said Myers Park had been a cherished space for football enthusiasts and residents for decades.

“We aimed to create a permanent home for our senior community football club, the Newcastle Suns, while also supporting our long-term primary users being our junior teams from the Broadmeadow Magic Youth Football Club,” he added.

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