Fields and Facilities are at the centre of every great football club. ACE has a view that the facilities of the club define the image and level of professionalism of the club. This view has been developed for the past 6 years as the club has undertaken considerable effort to add fields and develop change rooms, indoor training facilities, canteens, merchandise store, offices, viewing areas, installing grandstands, lights, underground irrigation and much more. Today the ACE facilities are world class offering our players, members, coaches and managers a fantastic environment to play football that we can all be proud of.
ACE operates out of two facilities on the northern side of the city. One is located at the South Pine Sporting Complex on South Pine Road Brendale. This facility is predominantly for junior football, but some senior squads also train and play from these fields. The second facility is located at Wolter Park in Albany Creek. This facility is predominantly used for senior games although juniors also train and play at this facility. In total the club has 5 full size fields, 3 junior fields and three smaller training areas. Our facilities can accommodate up to 1500 players during the season and 800 during the off-season. ACE is now one of the largest football clubs in Brisbane with respect to facilities and number of players.
BRENDALE FACILITIES AT THE SOUTH PINE SPORTS COMPLEX
WOLTER PARK ALBANY CREEK
Wolter Park was upgraded in 2012 as part of a significant project to create a world class facility for our players and members. The upgrade included the addition of four full size professional change rooms, new referee room, new gymnasium and separate recovery gym. An extension to the clubhouse with the opening of the new coffee/shop restaurant provides seating capacity for up to 200 people for meetings, training sessions and functions. As part of the upgrade, fencing and grounds were also upgraded and a new electronic scoreboard installed. Wolter Park field was resurfaced in 2011 and is fully managed through an underground irrigation system. The new facility was opened in 2013 by Councillor Mike Charlton and Club President Claude Sorbello. Wolter Park has a roofed grandstand that can seat over 500 people and provides additional seating areas to accommodate up to 1000 people. A raised roofed deck in front of the clubhouse is a fantastic point to have breakfast or lunch whilst enjoying a game of football.