Rowing Club’s lucky fortune
Rowing Club president Robert O’Halloran was overwhelmed with appreciation after receiving the fund, which will allow the club to make several changes and upgrades to its already popular precinct.
Mr O’Halloran said there’ll be a heap of work to be done on the club rooms, hoping for it all to be completed within an 18-month timeline.
An oven splashback, new kitchen benchtops, new fridges, commercial dishwashers, new carpet and flooring and the re-alignment of the club bar among other appliances are just some of the brand new features Mr O’Halloran is looking forward to.
A security system will also be installed with a new keyless door, while the internal and external sound system will be upgraded to a suitable standard for events in Rowers Park.
There will also be a new entrance to the club building, with its current door to be used for kitchen purpose only once the upgrades are complete. Club members will be given pin numbers to enter the new door.
Mr O’Halloran said the upgrades are set to benefit a lot of people.
“This is fantastic for the whole club and community really, it’s often very busy here with people ranging from young kids to the older generations too,” he told The Free Press.
“We often get the footy players in here, the cricket players use the gym in here too – it really is a great family club.
“We’re trying to keep things modern and up to date to really keep people involved and using our facilities.
“There’ll be a lot of re-jigging things, all the photos on the wall will be moved too, but this funding is really going to have the club running for the next couple of years.
“We’re really over the moon right now. It’s honestly hard to put into words how happy and grateful we are for this.”
Mr O’Halloran said he was “incredibly” thankful and gave praise to the Federation Council, who helped with getting their application approved, and the NSW Government.
“You can see what it’s done for us and what it’s going to do,” he said.
The Corowa Rowing Club is open all-year long and is starting to kick into gear as we head into the summer months. If you want to get involved, visit the website here: http:// www.corowarowingclub.com.au/, or contact club president Robert O’Halloran on 0417 343 975.
Refurbishment of the Corowa Rowing Club is now imminent after the club was given $95,898 worth of funding as part of round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Local 12-year-old rower Emily Price pictured with club president Robert O’Halloran, in front of what will be the new front entrance to the club after refurbishments are complete.