Club gets fund­ing boost for fence

Comment News (Armadale) - - Sport -

PLAY­ERS and par­ents at Piara Waters Ju­nior Foot­ball Club are all smiles af­ter they landed a $20,000 fund­ing boost.

The money will pay for a new bound­ary fence along Ni­chol­son Road, mak­ing the play­ing oval safer for the foot­ball club and the wider com­mu­nity.

Piara Waters JFC pres­i­dent Elena Mus­tard said the fence was go­ing to be fan­tas­tic for every­one in the area.

“It means safety, that’s the main thing,” she said.

“We put the ap­pli­ca­tion in be­cause it’s an 80km zone right on our doorstep. We’ve gone from a 50-player club to a 320 plus club, so we use every square me­tre of the ground. And when you’ve got lit­tle kids, it’s re­ally the con­cern of not just hav­ing the kids train­ing and a ball rolls over, but also a par­ent sit­ting on the side­line with their lit­tle kid.

“It’s chaotic, you’re hav­ing cars and trucks and they won’t see any­thing. We wanted safety for our play­ers.”

Jan­dakot MLA Yaz Mubarakai and Sport and Recre­ation Min­is­ter Mick Mur­ray joined play­ers and par­ents last week to present the $20,000 cheque.

“Yaz’s hard work means the Piara Waters JFC will be able to of­fer a much safer en­vi­ron­ment for young play­ers,” Mr Mur­ray said.

Mr Mubarakai said he was pleased to help se­cure the fund­ing for the lo­cal club.

“The safety is­sue has been raised with me a num­ber of times,” he said.

“I hope the club and other com­mu­nity mem­bers will be able to get out and use the oval for sport and other ac­tiv­i­ties with more con­fi­dence once the new fenc­ing is in­stalled.”

Piara Waters Ju­nior Foot­ball Club pres­i­dent Elena Mus­tard with young Pi­rates play­ers.

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