New com­mit­tee to be selected for sports park

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THE Whit­sun­day Sportspark is hold­ing an an­nual gen­eral meet­ing on Tues­day, March 25 to se­lect a new com­mit­tee and make plans for 2014.

The sports park is home to many of the re­gion’s team sports in­clud­ing ju­nior and se­nior net­ball, AFL, rugby union, touch, soc­cer and soft­ball. It is run by a com­mit­tee, who op­er­ate as Whit­sun­day Sportspark Inc, leas­ing the grounds and pay­ing for all ma­jor out­go­ings in­clud­ing man­ag­ing the grounds and build­ings, elec­tric­ity and im­prove­ments to the park.

The sports park funds come from the an­nual fees of clubs who play at the park, as well as the many one-off events over the year.

While most funds go to­wards gen­eral main­te­nance, they are also used to com­plete ma­jor projects like the resur­fac­ing of the bot­tom field in Oc­to­ber last year.

The AGM will be held at Eclipse Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices, Suite 2.6 Is­land Drive, Cannonvale at 7pm, where the com­mit­tee po­si­tions, in- clud­ing trea­surer, sec­re­tary and pres­i­dent, grounds co-or­di­na­tor and diary co-or­di­na­tor will be filled.

Cur­rent sec­re­tary Justin But­ler is hop­ing all the dif­fer­ent clubs will be rep­re­sented and in­vites any­one with an in­ter­est in the fu­ture of sports in the Whit­sun­days to nom­i­nate for a po­si­tion.

“Any­one who’s in­ter­ested in sports or any­one who is semi-re­tired and wants to get in­volved should at­tend,” he said.

He added that the work load is not huge and that the com­mit­tee work well to­gether to en­sure the sports park is in the best con­di­tion for the many people that use it. But­ler said they want to grow the sports park to at­tract large events and sports ac­tiv­i­ties. He said the fu­ture of the park was look­ing bright, but its ul­ti­mate suc­cess was in the hands of the com­mit­tee and vol­un­teers.

“If we had a qual­ity club­house with a bar and a grand­stand, Air­lie would be a great place to have re­ally big events that could ac­com­mo­date up to 2000 people,” he said.

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