Night installations light up Seaton Ramblers’ future
26 September 2015
Sporting enthusiasts in Seaton gathered today for the official opening of a $196,899 oval lighting and club upgrade, marking the start of a new era of community night-time sports and other events.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian Government had fully funded the project through the Community Development Grants Programme.
“We are providing $350 million under the Community Development Grants Programme to fund almost 300 projects like this one,” Mr Truss said.
“With the completion of the club lighting upgrade here in Seaton, players, coaches, spectators, friends and family will enjoy evening events and night access for training and competition.”
Federal Member for Hindmarsh Matt Williams, who attended the official opening and a night cricket match, said the community will make good use of the new infrastructure.
“This is an upgrade the entire community will benefit from because it can practically double the use of the grounds by lighting them up at night time,” Mr Williams said.
“The new lighting system is a longterm asset for the community, and the club upgrades include auto-sliding doors, solar panels and new furniture. All of these improvements are very much welcomed by the community.
“The Seaton Ramblers Football Club will appreciate the lighting in winter in particular, making training easier with improved visibility.
“I am really looking forward to attending night community events and sporting activities here at the grounds for years to come.”
The Seaton Ramblers Football and Sports Club was first established in 1958. More information on the Club is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeatonRamblersFC.