Lights on for touch players at Monto
TOUCH: Monto’s touch football players have had a few games since the newly installed lights came in, and finding room for improvement.
At the end of September, new 100 lux lights went up over the field as part of a Get Playing Plus grant to improve sporting in the region.
While the Monto field is illuminated brighter than ever on dark nights, the position of the lights has caused some unexpected issues.
Monto Touch organiser Brieanna Curtis said while the lights were stronger, the offset poles meant the corners of the field were dark.
“The old ones lit up the whole field better,” Curtis said.
Also, players have complained about mosquitoes under the brighter lights, with insect repellent now mandatory for games.
Barring any postponed games, the Monto Touch team is five games out from the final, set to take place December 5.
With five teams playing again, the groups plan to switch up to Touch Rugby League next season.
LIGHT ‘ER UP: The Leftovers play the Hasbeens on the illuminated Monto Combined Sport Field.