17 August 2018

Grovedale’s new sporting facility upgrades set to open

  • The new and improved Burdoo Reserve sporting facilities will officially open Saturday
  • The upgraded facilities will help to attract new members to the Grovedale Football Netball Club
  • The Coalition Government invested $100,000 in the project

The Grovedale Tigers Football Netball Club has received a major boost thanks to an upgrade of the Burdoo Reserve sporting facilities which will officially open on Saturday August 18.

Federal Member for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson, said the new modern facilities will encourage more people to get outside and keep active.

The facilities include a new elevated coaches’ box, a players’ shelter and an equipment storage area.

“The elevated coaches’ box will give visitors, volunteers and coaches a better view of the game and includes a new medics room to treat injured players. The new storage area will create some much-needed extra space for sporting equipment,” Ms Henderson said.

“More than 300 players, including junior and senior footballers and netballers, use the sporting facilities at Burdoo Reserve each year. This project has been designed to continue to support the growth of sport in Geelong for years to come and is set to encourage a new generation of footballers to aspire to play in the AFL or Super Netball.

“This project supported 26 jobs during construction and two ongoing roles, which means more people are spending and investing in their local community.”

This project was jointly funded by the Coalition Government investing $100,000, which was committed prior to the 2016 federal election and Shed N Homes Geelong $12,800.

Ms Henderson will open the facilities at 12.00pm and is also delighted to support the club’s fund raising day, Let’s Kick Cancer.

17 August 2018