New committee to be selected for sports park
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.