First home game will see new facilities
The exciting promise of hosting this year’s Adelaide Plains Football League’s grand final in September has seen hours of volunteer leg-work set the stage for the Two Wells Football and Netball Sporting Club’s long-awaited upgrade to be appreciated by the rest of the league when the club stages its first home game against United on May 10.
In the meantime there is still much to be done, despite all the demolition work having been completed, the concrete slab being laid late last year and the framework for the new extension erected over the Christmas holidays.
TWF&NSP president, Francis Pellizzari, said while the club had originally hoped to have the project finalised by the start of the 2014 season in April, a completion date a few weeks into the season wasn’t too bad.
“The league was generous enough to change the club’s original first home game against Hamley Bridge on April 12 to the oval at Hamley,” Mr Pellizzari said, and now it was time for the builders to get in and do what they do best.
The new extension and upgrade to the player change rooms has long been overdue, with the club often ruled out of hosting the major event of the year, the grand final, because of a lack of suitable changing and toilet facilities.
“That was what started the whole project,” Mr Pellizzari said.
“Our change rooms weren’t up to scratch.
“The need for better change room facilities that included adequate toilet and showering facilities was the main driver behind the project.”
Mr Pellizzari said the redevelopment, which included new bar and canteen facilities, extended dining area and verandah, as well as the improved and enlarged change rooms, an umpires room and merchandising area, was progressing well, with exterior brickwork and the instillation of new windows on the cards in coming weeks.
“We’ve had lots of support from players and members, which has been terrific,” he said.
“The plan of attack with our program now is to be up and running to accommodate our first home game.”
And the club is calling on all past and present members to support the project by participating in its paver fundraising initiative.
To help fund the extension, club members as well as the general public can purchase personalised pavers, which will feature under the verandah in front of the new extension.
Each paver costs $100 with a maximum of 34 characters.
Extra pavers per person/family can then be purchased at $70 per paver.
All proceeds go towards funding the new building.
Mr Pellizzari said the paver initiative was a fantastic opportunity for past players and members, and the broader public to be involved in the project.
“It’s a chance to be a part of the history at the club again,” he said.
“Those pavers will be there for years to come (and) it’s a way for past people that probably can’t contribute financially to the project, to be a part of it.”
If you are interested in purchasing a paver or would like further information please contact Alison Goss on 0438 785 416 or email email@example.com.
Alternatively contact Stacey Gameau on 0407 189 139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orders need to be placed by June 30.
All interested junior football players intending to play the 2014 season for the Two Wells Football and Netball Sporting Club in are invited to attend the club’s junior registration and payment of fees evening on Tuesday February 18 from 5pm.
This night is to be held in conjunction with the junior netball sign up night, with payment of fees by cash only appreciated on the night.
New players are very welcome.