THE LUCK OF THE IRISH HAS LANDED AT OLYMPIC FC
Following the recent announcement of Goodwin Park’s selection as a FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Team Base Camp for the Republic of Ireland team, the luck of the Irish has come to the club with $695,000 funding from the Queensland government and an additional $183,000 from Brisbane City Council.
“This is an exciting time for Olympic FC and, importantly, provides us with a wonderful opportunity to upgrade our pitch and changeroom facilities”, Olympic’s President Peter Ioannidis said.
“We have been working towards this since 2020. Three years in the making and not only does the funding create a legacy for our club, players, volunteers and community, our selection as a FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 training site importantly heralds a greater focus on women’s football and serves to inspire our girls and women.”
“This is a time of many firsts: the first time the Women’s World Cup has come to Brisbane, the first time FIFA Women’s World Cup have used Team Base Camps, the Republic of Ireland’s first FIFA Women’s World Cup selection, and the first time Goodwin Park has hosted an international team.”
“We look forward to welcoming our guests with some of the best football facilities available that this funding has made possible,” he said.
An enduring legacy will be delivered to Yeronga’s home of Olympic FC, Goodwin Park, thanks to the support of FIFA and the work of the Member of Miller and Minister for Transport and Main Roads, The Honourable Mark Bailey MP, who backed the club’s funding application to Minister Stirling Hinchliffe. Additional funding for facility upgrades came from Brisbane City Council with the full backing of Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner and Cr Steven Huang.