Soccer president appreciates five years of hard work
Southern and Ettalong United Football Club has followed the official opening of its new facilities at James Brown Oval on February 5 with appreciation for those people who helped bring them to fruition.
"After five years of planning and hard work, the executive would like to thank all our amazing members who worked tirelessly to complete our new facilities," said club president Mr Glen Balneaves.
"The club is extremely proud of our new facility and would like to thank all Federal, State and local community organisations who made this facility happen.
"Without the input and support of all entities, the infrastructure upgrade simply would not have been achievable.
"With many modern-day obstacles, it is fitting that all levels of government, sporting administrators, local businesses and the community can all come together and deliver improved facilities."
Both local members of parliament said the new facilities, which include women's changing rooms, would make a significant contribution to women's sport.
Federal Liberal Member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks said: "The new women's change rooms and a facility upgrade is now complete following an investment from the Government of more than $488,000.
"This upgrade is so much more than a place to play sport.
"It's about enhancing team spirit, creating a pride of place and sense of belonging for players and ensuring women's sports are supported on the Peninsula."
State Labor Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch said the change rooms would "improve female participation and equity in sport in our community".
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