THE success of Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility at Speers Point was celebrated in Northern NSW Football’s annual report this week.
NNSWF posted an overall surplus of $206,951 for a seventh consecutive year of positive results totalling $2.7 million. Of that, NNSWF chief David Eland said profits from the $11.3 million LMRFF were about $510,000 for 2016.
LMRFF enjoyed turnover of almost $1.4 million last year, of which $401,081 came through the Football FIVES competitions played at the centre. That turnover was up from $313,176 in the facility’s first year of operation in 2015.
“Importantly for members, the sport now has an income-generating asset,” Eland said.
The profits created at LMRFF have helped NNSWF grow its net asset position to almost $13 million.
** The wet weekend wiped out all but Broadmeadow’s 2-0 win over Weston at Magic Park on Saturday night in NNSWF premier competitions but the FFA Cup soldiered on.
In games at LMRFF and Dudley, six sides progressed to round two of the NNSW division of the nationwide knockout.
Mayfield United defeated Morisset United 6-0, Westlakes beat Hamilton Azzurri 2-1, Cardiff City thumped Charlestown Juniors 8-0 and Dudley-Redhead United belted Mayfield United Juniors 8-0.
Dudley-Redhead Seniors beat Garden Suburb on penalties 4-1 after a 1-1 draw, while Swansea won 5-4 in a shootout after a 1-1 stalemate with Muswellbrook. Eight other matches were rescheduled.