Club Statement

Darley Football Netball Club and Darley Junior Football Netball Club

Friday 28 July 2023


Thank you to everyone for your ongoing patience with the Darley Park Community & Sports Centre project. We acknowledge and understand the frustrations of players and their families who are eager to start using the space.

To the players, coaches, umpires, supporters and the volunteers who make the club what it is, we want you to know that we are continuing to advocate for the importance in getting this project completed quickly.

We can now confirm that the previously communicated forecast date of completion (5 May 2023) will not be met due to a variety of reasons. We know how disappointing it is but we must remain positive and focused on what is important. That is – enjoying the sports that we love
with our teammates and the wonderful fabric that is the Darley Football and Netball community.

We also want to acknowledge our gratitude towards other clubs in the competition who have continued to offer support and flexibility as we navigate changing timelines. It is very much appreciated. As soon as a date is confirmed for completion, we will be sure to let you know immediately.

We do hope that our new facilities will be ready for the first home game scheduled for Saturday 3 June 2023. In the meantime, keep showing up and putting in the work and be proud to be a Darley Devil.

Mark Shelly
President – Darley Football Netball Club

Rohan Matthews
President – Darley Junior Football Netball Club


Darley Football Netball Club Inc.

PO BOX 599 Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340

0418 518 862