Lights on for touch play­ers at Monto

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

PHOTO: JACK LAWRIE

LIGHT ‘ER UP: The Left­overs play the Has­beens on the il­lu­mi­nated Monto Com­bined Sport Field.

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