Oct 30, 2015

Fraser Park Football Club marks 50 year

I look forward to joining Fraser Park Football Club in celebration of their 50 year anniversary tomorrow night at their premises.

Fraser Park FC has a remarkable history, and owes its origins to a handful of Portuguese migrants who were so passionate about football that they started a club.

Today their legacy lives on and Fraser Park in Marrickville is the Club’s home.

Over the years, Fraser Park FC has cemented its place in the local community and has supported generations of talented players.

Football is an important part of our Portuguese community and we are fortunate to have such a dedicated club like this in the inner west.

I am proud the former Federal Labor Government was able to support the growth of the club, providing $2 million for the redevelopment.

More kids than ever are participating in sport in the Inner West and this is only possible because of clubs like Fraser Park FC.

I want to congratulate President Antonio Cerqueira and the Fraser Park FC Committee, as well as their volunteers, on their many years of hard work.