A ‘Roo’ti­ful en­trance

The Free Press (Corowa) - - CLASSIES (03) CLASSIES - BY JAR­RYD BARCA

It’s been a long time com­ing ac­cord­ing to many long-time Roos sup­port­ers, with play­ers and sup­port­ers who head to John Fo­ord Oval now notic­ing a vi­brant blue gate mak­ing it feel even more like a home ground.

Arthur Warhurst, a Life Mem­ber at the club, spoke about the pro­gres­sion from the old Spi­ders red and black gates and why it was about time to don the Corowa Ruther­glen blue.

“It’s been a long process, we’ve wanted to get this done for a while,” he told The Free Press.

“They were the old Spi­der colours, red and black, un­til 1979 when we changed to Corowa Ruther­glen, so that’s the Roos colours there now which is fan­tas­tic to see.

“The gates were badly in need of re­pairs so thanks to Fo­cus En­gi­neer­ing for lend­ing their time to help get this done, help­ing out us long-time sup­port­ers who want to keep ev­ery­thing look­ing good.”

Fo­cus En­gi­neer­ing and Con­struc­tion went down to John Fo­ord Oval on Thurs­day, June 21 to re-fit the gates, weld them and spray paint them to the club’s colours to cap­ture a more mod­ern feel.

“The past play­ers as­so­ci­a­tion used to do a fair bit down here and we de­cided to get them cleaned up. We didn’t re­alise how bad the gates were – they badly needed a re­pair,” Mr Warhusrt said.

“Ev­ery­thing’s im­prov­ing now which is great, we got the new score­board, now the fence and the ground is in fan­tas­tic nick.”

Club Pres­i­dent Gra­ham Hosier added: “It’s fan­tas­tic that we have ded­i­cated sup­port­ers that can come in and help us around the club, vol­un­teer their time and get the old gates back that were part of the club in the 1970s and 1960s. It’s a good time to come around and be at the club.”

Corowa Ruther­glen Foot­ball Net­ball Club has con­tin­ued to im­prove on its precinct fea­tures, adding to a re­cently de­vel­oped elec­tri­cal score­board with a brand new set of gates for the ground’s en­trance.

Roo sup­port­ers and Fo­cus En­gi­neer­ing teamed to­gether to form a brand new blue gate at the en­trance of John Fo­ord Oval.

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