Sports clubs set to benefit from floodlight upgrades

Sports clubs set to benefit from floodlight upgrades

FOUR parks in the City of Wanneroo’s southern suburbs are set to get new floodlights over the next year.

The City’s capital works program includes $558,000 for lights at Hainsworth Park and Ferrara Park in Girrawheen, Paloma Park in Marangaroo and Koondoola Park.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the floodlighting would allow sporting clubs to use the facilities for longer throughout the year.

Kingsway Junior Football Club vice president Ryan Santich said the floodlights at Paloma Park would be beneficial, as a lot of its teams were unable to train early in the afternoon due to the coaches’ work commitments.

“The installation of floodlights at Paloma Park will greatly assist our club as we are currently trying to squeeze 18 teams onto two ovals for midweek training,” he said.

“A third oval with lights will enable teams to have more space and flexibility, and as Paloma Park is in close proximity to a lot of our members, it can easily accommodate some of our teams.”

Van Cung Ling from the Chinese Migrant Centre of WA plays soccer at Hainsworth Park each Saturday, but said he was unable to train there on weekdays because of the current lack of lighting.

“When the new floodlighting is installed at Hainsworth Park it will be a good thing for us – it means our players will be able to train at the park during weekday evenings,” he said.

The State Government contributed $146,000 via the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund.

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