Clubs pitch in for sports park up­grade

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

SPORT­ING teams from across the Whit­sun­days will ben­e­fit from the work done to im­prove the Whit­sun­day Sports Park’s bot­tom field last week.

The lo­cal net­ball, soft­ball, Aussie rules, rugby union, touch foot­ball and soc­cer clubs helped raise the $13,000 which was spent on lev­el­ling and top­soil­ing the bot­tom field over a num­ber of days late last week.

Whit­sun­day FC pres­i­dent and sports park cu­ra­tor Steve Tween thanked all the lo­cal clubs and also paid trib­ute to the busi­nesses who had of­fered spe­cial rates to sup­port the up­grade.

“Up­grad­ing the fields will ben­e­fit a num- ber of sport­ing clubs and their play­ers who use the fields,” he said.

“We’ve had the North Queens­land Cow­boys here this year for their pre-sea­son and also had a Mackay Cut­ters game and up­grad­ing the field will help us to con­tinue to at­tract events like that.”

Tween said there are plans to do the AFL field in the com­ing weeks with the work to be un­der­way af­ter the touch foot­ball fi­nals wrap up in the com­ing weeks.

“Peo­ple will no­tice the dif­fer­ence of the sur­face and lev­el­ling it out will lead to a safer pitch and cut down on in­juries,” Tween said.

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