Labor candidate Clare O'Neil MP has pledged $3 million towards a new grandstand and pavilion at Jack Edwards Reserve.
The new facilities will benefit the club's juniors, women's and seniors program.
Ms O'Neil - who made the announcement at the club - released this statement today.
"A Shorten Labor Government will invest $3 million for the upgrade of facilities at the Oakleigh Cannons Football Club to ensure greater participation and community engagement.
The Oakleigh Cannons FC has grown its participants with more than 550 juniors; however, their facilities have not kept pace with the growing demand.
Labor will provide $3 million to ensure Oakleigh Cannons FC can expand the club’s capacity for more teams, greater participation and attendees, bringing together the Oakleigh community.
All around Australia clubs are crying out for funding to improve their change rooms and facilities, particularly to support and encourage increased participation of female athletes.
This is about supporting female athletes and making sure they have the proper facilities, regardless of the level of competition.
Grassroots sports is the first step on the path to becoming an Olympian or the next Sam Kerr – but importantly it’s also a great way to stay fit and healthy, make friends and socialise.
This commitment from Labor will upgrade the changerooms for players, umpires and the public, upgrade storage facilities and provide more seating for spectators.