Funding For Albion Park Touch Football Association

23 Oct 2020 2527 sports and arts

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today presented $5,000 funding to the Albion Park Touch Football Association to go towards the purchase of two portable gazebos.

Mr Ward said that he was extremely pleased to be able to secure this funding under the New South Wales Government’s Local Sporting Grants program.

“Albion Park Touch Football Association commenced in 1978 so is now in its 42nd year and is affiliated with NSW Touch Football,” he said.

“The grant is to fund the purchases of two portable gazebos to provide shade on local game days as well as for representative teams at tournaments.

“Shade will primarily be used by families with young children as protection from the summer sun. I am confident that this will assist in more people playing and developing a love for Touch Football in our region.

“The Committee organises Touch Football Competitions over three days: Juniors – Tuesdays, Men’s – Wednesdays, Mixed - Thursdays. There are currently 15 junior teams with 150 junior players, 8 senior men’s teams and 18 senior mixed teams.  

“They have a relatively new and young Committee which is really striving to reinvigorate touch football in Albion Park which is absolutely fantastic to see.

“I would like to acknowledge the President Cody Hutchison and Treasurer Jacob Lambert for advocating for this funding and for helping to organise this visit and announcement today,” Mr Ward said. 

Mr Cody Hutchison from Albion Park Touch Football Association also welcomed the $5,000 funding.

“We appreciate the efforts of our local Member Gareth Ward in helping to secure this funding from the New South Wales Government. It is greatly appreciated. We as a Committee are striving to improve the Touch Football experience at Albion Park and securing these gazebos will being much needed shade for families on hot summer afternoons,” Mr Hutchison said.

Mr Jacob Lambert from Albion Park Touch Football Association said:

“With over 400 players involved in our Touch Association we can’t wait to provide these beautiful gazebos for the benefit of our touch community on game days. The gazebos will also be a valuable resource at representative team tournaments,” Mr Lambert said.

Mr Nathan Loveday, the Membership Services Coordinator with NSW Touch said:

“The Albion Park Touch Committee is providing a wonderful touch competition at Albion Park. The gazebos can be used at school gala days and touch football clinics that can now be provided in order to grow participation levels in Touch at Albion Park,” Mr Loveday said.

Current Albion Park Touch Football Association Committee Members:



Date commenced in current Position


Cody Hutchison

March 2020


Brittany Hudson

March 2020


Jacob Lambert

March 2019

Junior Coordinator

Craig Johnson

March 2020

Referee Director

Pat Costigan

March 2019

Social Media Coordinator

Isaac Lambert

March 2020

Representative Coordinator

Kyle Williams

March 2020

General Committee

Jodie Lambert

Long term Committee member

General Committee

Alan Warburton

March 2019

General Committee

Keiran Masters

March 2019

General Committee

Daniel Smith

March 2018

General Committee

Luke Maples

March 2018

Contact person (Life member)

Adrian Lambert

Commenced Playing Touch 1979