Sportspark in the shade

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

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.

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