- A re-elected Napthine Government commits $200,000 to the The AJAX (Australian Jewish Amateur Association) Football Club to upgrade home ground facilities and club rooms.
- In 1996 AJAX was granted a 21 year tenancy at current location at oval 9 in Albert Park
- A new lease is currently being finalised with Parks Victoria to provide security of tenure for the new facility.
- Upgraded facilities will also be used by other sporting clubs and groups.
- Victorian Coalition getting More People, More Active, More Often.
More Caulfield and Albert Park residents will be more active, more often after State Member for Caulfield David Southwick MP and Liberal Candidate for Albert Park Shannon Eeles joined AJAX Amateur Football Club President Ronnie Lewis to announce $200,000 towards an upgrade the home ground of AJAX, the David Mandie Pavilion in Albert Park.
“A re-elected Napthine Government will commit $200,000 towards the upgrade of AJAX’s home ground. Sports are a vital part of our community and I am pleased to make this announcement with Shannon Eeles our Liberal candidate for Albert Park” Mr Southwick said.
“The AJAX Amateur Football Club is Australia’s first and only fully Jewish Club competing in the sport of Australian Rules Football. This is an exciting and important infrastructure commitment for the AJAX players, volunteers, committee and our community.”
AJAX has campaigned for years to gain financial support from all levels of Government to build a better sporting facility in the Albert Park and Caulfield area.
Liberal Candidate for Albert Park Shannon Eeles said this commitment by a re-elected Napthine Government would benefit all Albert Park residents.
Club President Mr Ronnie Lewis has welcomed the news and looks forward to working with the Napthine Government to see the club’s plans become a reality.
“The AJAX Amateur Football Club welcomes this commitment by a re-elected Napthine Government, which recognises the history and vision of our club.” Mr Lewis said.