Sportspark in the shade
THE Whitsunday Sportspark has received a major boost that will ensure players and spectators are shaded from the sun.
The Whitsunday Touch Association recently received more than $32,000 in assistance thanks to the Gambling and Community Benefit Fund.
The grant was awarded to Whitsunday Touch, but the Sportspark being a multi-purpose facility, the funds will benefit a range of sports in the area – including rugby union and soccer.
The Sportspark plans to add retractable shades from the club house, to ensure all areas in the grand stand are covered.
Additionally, a permanent shade on the opposite side of the field will also be implemented.
“The Whitsunday Touch Association is very appreciative to the State Government and the Gambling Community Benefit Fund for the monies received,” Whitsunday Touch Association secretary Justin Butler said.
“This will add to the extensive improvements to the shared sporting facilities, most of which have been driven by Sharron Pratt of junior rugby.”
Whitsunday Touch has matches for juniors and seniors each Monday night at the Whitsunday Sportspark.