Since the early 1900’s St. Mary’s have called Anthony Costa oval at West Kardinia Park our home. Over the past 20 years the club has had massive growth.
If you drive past you will see the development has commenced to create a multipurpose facility to cater for all of our members and community groups who utilise the facility.
The completion of the rooms in early April 2020 will bring the total development for the club over the past 4 years to over $3m. A summary of development is as follows:
|Electronic scoreboard (completed)||$25,000|
|Lights for night football (completed)||$375,000|
|Safety nets behind goals (completed)||$38,000|
|Female / accessible rooms (completed)||$113,000|
|New multipurpose facility (commenced)||$2,500,000|
Plan Group are undertaking the project and are supplying project updates on a regular basis – click on the links below to view the progress
- Project Update 04/10/2019
- Project Update 18/10/2019
- Project Update 01/11/2019
- Project Update 06/11/2019
- Project Update 15/11/2019
St Mary’s has done an enormous amount of work planning and working to fund all of the development work. The club has had an infrastructure account in place for over 10 years where significant funds have been saved in planning for the development. The club has also been fortunate to receive a $1.1m grant from the Victorian Government, $350,000 from COGG along with fantastic support from Elaine and Tony Costa to raise funds for the project.
Whilst the club is still looking at all avenues to raise more funds through grants etc. the current forecast is the club will face a shortfall of around approximately $200,000 in total funds. To minimise the loan the club will need to take out to fund the project, we have set up a page with the Australian Sports Foundation where all funds donated are tax deductible for individuals and companies.
We need your help – This is your opportunity to contribute to a wonderful community asset and have your involvement recognised for future generations to see.
As well as making your donation, we urge you to please pass this on to family and friends who have any connection with the St. Mary’s Sporting Club community!
Any donation amount is appreciated however a Foundation Wall will be established in our new rooms for donations as follows –
- Diamond: $10,000
- Emerald: $7,500
- Gold: $5,000
- Silver: $2,500
- Bronze $1,000
However no amount is too small, anything you can afford will be appreciated.
Donations can be accepted below or if you would prefer to talk to a club representative please contact Kevin McMahon on 0457 507 202 or Jock McMahon on 0419 133 282.
You also download a manual donation form here.