Football NSW looks to the future

FOOTBALL NSW headquarters at Valentine Sports Park, Glenwood will undergo an $8 million transformation next year. It will have a new administration building and three artificial pitches.

The planned works have received state and federal funding. They include an expansion of the futsal gymnasium, a 1000-seat grandstand and a world-class grass field.

Work will begin next year and all upgrades are expected to be completed ahead of the 2015 Asian Cup.

Football NSW chief executive Eddie Moore praised the $8 million investment that will enable Valentine Sports Park to host Australian national teams and be a potential training base for visiting Asian Cup teams.

"This is a significant investment for football in NSW and will help us further connect with Asian football," Moore said.

"We want to host a whole range of visitors to our facility including national men's and women's teams, foreign school squads and interstate country juniors."

Football NSW hope to use the venue for W-League and National Youth League games. Moore said invitations would also be sent out to both the Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC to train at the site.

"We see this as a big investment for football in the area which will encourage elite football teams from across Asia to visit the area."

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