Fund­ing a big plus for Brumbies

Kwinana Courier - - Sport -

A PRE-ELEC­TION prom­ise was ful­filled on Satur­day at the Bal­divis Brumbies’ home ground when MLA Reece Whitby de­liv­ered a $100,000 cheque to club pres­i­dent Mick Bradley.

The money will go to­wards resur­fac­ing Bal­divis Oval, in­stalling new retic­u­la­tion as well as a tank to wa­ter the oval in the sum­mer months.

The City of Rock­ing­ham agreed to meet La­bor’s pledge dol­lar for dol­lar, also do­nat­ing $100,000 to­wards the re­pair work for the oval.

Mayor Sam­mels con­firmed the City’s com­mit­ment.

“The City is happy to sup­port this project for the Bal­divis Brumbies,” he said.

The oval’s sur­face had be­come run down with dif­fer­ent grass species grow­ing. Dry, patchy parts had cre­ated an un­even play­ing sur­face, in­creas­ing the risk of in­jury for play­ers.

Cr Sam­mels said the old turf and retic­u­la­tion would be taken out and re­placed with new turf and retic­u­la­tion.

The old bore and pump would be re­placed and a tank in­stalled, en­sur­ing there would be enough wa­ter for the oval dur­ing the hot­ter months of the year.

Work is ex­pected to start shortly af­ter the end of their foot­ball sea­son last week­end.

Aden Field, Kyle West­wood, Mayor Barry Sam­mels, MLA Reece Whitby, Brumbies Pres­i­dent Mick Bradley, Joel Ritchie and Sam Barn­don.

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