Grovedale’s Burdoo Reserve is among seven City of Greater Geelong reserves to hit the switch on new lights thanks to a pool of $2.5 million in state government funding.
Burdoo Reserve joined St Albans Reserve, Grinter Reserve, Evans Reserve, Winter Reserve, St Leonards Lake Reserve and Osborne Park in switching on new lighting after successfully attaining a grant as part of the Victorian Government’sCommunity Sports Infrastructure Program.
The City committed to funding 10 per cent of the successful projects.
The Burdoo Reserve lights were officially opened by Member for South Barwon Darren Cheeseman, Kardinia Ward councillor Belinda Moloney and Grovedale Tigers co-president Simon Hose on Thursday night.
Greater Geelong Mayor Peter Murrihy;
Thank you to the state government for funding important community sporting infrastructure in the Geelong region.
This development is welcome news for the sporting community of Grovedale, particularly given the heavy impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on recent football seasons.
The installation of high-quality lighting will allow the Grovedale Football and Netball Club to maximise its match-day and training facilities as football returns to a full season of play.
The new floodlighting was a boost to Grovedale as it serves the Grovedale/Armstrong Creek growth corridor.
Grovedale has 600 players taking to the field or court each week and this project provides support to all participants in their quest to remain active.
The Tigers have had a thriving female football program since 2018 and additions of this nature will certainly increase opportunities for playing and training.
The project also supports the club with the ability to have Friday night Auskick and be flexible with scheduling to support its growing number of teams.
Mr Cheeseman also welcomed the benefit to the region.
The Andrews Labor Government is proud to support community sporting clubs like the Grovedale Football and Netball Club to upgrade their facilities so that even more locals can get involved.