Southern River Hockey Club Facilities To Be Upgraded For International Standard

Southern River Hockey Club Facilities To Be Upgraded For International Standard

Western Australia Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray

Local Hockey Brought To International Standard In Southern River

Victor P Taffa

  • New synthetic field and LED lighting for Southern River Hockey Club following State Government support

Southern River Hockey Club will soon have International Hockey Federation accreditation, with construction of a synthetic field and new LED lighting system underway, thanks in part to a State Government grant.

“Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund grants ensure grassroots sports have quality places to play, which in turn encourages more participation and healthier, more involved communities.” Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray said.

“New surface will offer local players the opportunity to play on a professional-standard pitch.”

New synthetic field will be the first in Perth’s south-eastern corridor and one of only a dozen in the city, with construction expected to be completed by mid-year.

Upgrades form part of a wider $2.6 Million project that will also see the club’s pavilion at its home base at Sutherlands Park renovated.

“I’m pleased to be able to help deliver upgrades to Southern River’s sporting facilities, which have a positive impact in our local communities in terms of health and inclusion.” Southern River MLA Terry Healy said.

“I’m a big supporter of our local sporting clubs, and it’s great to see our Southern River Hockey Club benefiting from upgrades to their facilities.”

State Government contributed $438,000 from the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund towards the field and lighting upgrades, with the City of Gosnells and Southern River Hockey Club each contributing the same amount.

Remaining $1.3 Million will be provided under the Federal Government’s Community Development Grants program.

Abbreviations:

LED                Light-Emitting Diode