Volunteer ‘army’ starts on Two Wells sporting club upgrade

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DEMOLITION DAY

Work has begun on the long-overdue upgrade of the Two Wells Football and Netball Sporting Club’s clubrooms.

An army of volunteers gathered on Sunday November 3 to start the demolition process, with project co-ordinator, Tiff Gameau, saying the turnout was terrific.

The club is relying heavily on volunteer contributions to reduce costs with many local businesses showing their support by offering discounted rates, free labour or materials.

“We’ve had great support from volunteers helping with our project,” Tiff said.

“We have got most of the inside gutted now so we’re ready to start rebuilding, which will be the extension.”

The wall frames of the new extension, which is set to house a new canteen area, bar and dining room were put up on November 23 and work has been progressing steadily.

The $550,000 project has sparked a lot of interest in the community and many past members have been dropping in to see what’s going on.

“There’s been a lot of interest, a lot of people popping in,” Tiff said.

“I think people, especially those who have a deep feeling or involvement, and were perhaps involved in the previous renovations all those years ago, are interested and excited.

“There’s a lot of history there too, I definitely think the community are excited about and looking forward to what it will look like in the end.”

The club is hoping to have all the brickwork of the extension completed by January so internal renovations can progress, with the project hopefully completed by the start of the 2014 football and netball season.

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