Lavi Panthers players help build home for Auskick

LAVINGTON Panthers footballers and netballers have not only been working hard on the track in the summer months in preparation for the Ovens and Murray season starting tomorrow.

They have also donated their professional talents to the building of a house in East Albury in conjunction with the club’s major sponsor, Peter Bowen Homes.

The four-bedroom home will be auctioned on site at 16 James Place at 11.30am tomorrow.

Qualified builders, plumbers, electricians, concreters, tilers and landscape gardeners within the club have all assisted in completing the home.

It is the second home built in conjunction with Peter Bowen Homes, with all profits from the sale supporting the club and its affiliate junior and Auskick programs.

Sales manager Peter Brown said the property would be attractive to buyers.

“Peter (Bowen) has a philosophy he has to give back to the community that supports him,” Mr Brown said.

“We own the land and have built the house at absolutely no profit to us.

“It is all about helping the club get on a sound financial footing.”

The previous joint venture between the major sponsor club was a home in Thurgoona which sold for close to $380,000.

“This one is in an area that is highly sought after,” Mr Brown said.

Panthers committeeman Darren Meredith said the venture was an important way for the club to remain competitive in the O and M.

“We are indebted to Peter Bowen Homes on this,” he said.

“We’ve had a lot of people in the club donate a lot of time and effort.”

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