• The Hon. Paul Toole MP


It’s official, the new Portland Touch Football Association clubhouse is up and running and officially open.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole was joined by Lithgow Mayor Cr Maree Statham for the ribbon cutting ceremony before the start of play in last weekend’s annual mixed touch series of matches.

Mr Toole said the new facility is a far cry from old shipping container that doubled as the club’s headquarters at Saville Park.

He said the $500,000 upgrade has been made possible thanks to funding from the NSW Government, announced as a 2019 election commitment.

“The clubhouse includes features such as air conditioning, accessible spectator toilets, player amenities, a meeting room, storage space, spectator viewing area and canteen facilities,” Mr Toole said.

“A site next to the local swimming pool on Williwa Street was chosen as the location for the building because of its close location to services such as power, sewer and water.”

“Portland loves its sport and these upgrades will not just assist Portland Touch Football Association but transform Saville Park to benefit the entire Portland sporting community.”