Future for football shining bright in Kingaroy
FOOTBALL fanatics will have more chances to score in Kingaroy with new lights shining at the Kingaroy Senior Soccer Club.
The club scored $35,000 from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund for the upgrading of the floodlights to Kingaroy’s two training fields.
Mick North, who co-ordinated the project for the club, said the new lights would allow the club to take the workload off the main field and create new opportunities.
“Now we are putting in these LED lights we will be able to use this for six-a-side competitions,” he said.
“Because this has never been illuminated to play games we have never done it on this field and we have only played in daylight hours at our carnival in February.”
North is passionate about giving the region’s more experienced players the chance to showcase their skills in an over-35 competition and the club is looking into the feasibility of it.
The two 17-metre poles for the new lights were supplied and installed by Ergon Energy as part of its community support program.
The new lighting is the latest addition to a number of new projects at the club.
Work is under way on new change rooms made possible with $140,000 in funding from the Department of Sport and Recreation.
The change rooms are on track to be finished before Christmas.
North said the club was thankful to have received close to $600,000 in the past 25 years to help make the grounds what they are today.