“We’re at capacity, there’s nowhere to grow,” president Jules Griffith said. “We’re knocking back kids who are really keen to play, but our stadiums are full.”
The association’s roughly 3000 members play for eight clubs in under-10 to senior competitions and include children from about 1000 inner-west families. It is supported by up to 200 volunteers.
Griffith said if a new stadium wasn’t built soon, basketball, futsal, volleyball and netball players would need to leave the inner-west to play youth sport or not play at all.
In 2018, the council identified a need for up to 12 new indoor courts by 2036 to satisfy the needs of a growing population that is expected to double to…