Partnership develops club

THURGOONA Football Netball Club and Albury Council have combined to produce a great outcome for the community with yesterday’s unveiling of a $180,000 makeover of the club’s home ground.

The council provided $150,000 for the changes, which include installation of new lights, nets behind the goals, seating at the netball courts and a playground.

But councillor Ross Jackson points out how the improvements have been a joint effort, with the club and the Thurgoona Lions Club coming together to raise the balance of the money needed for the project.

And the members of the Thurgoona Football Netball Club aren’t sitting on their laurels, with further plans to construct a smaller, secondary oval, a mound with shelter for better viewing of the main ground and upgrades to the changerooms.

The club has developed a 10-year plan and its strong relationship with the council will help to ensure it can put that plan into action.

That will be important for a growing community at Thurgoona, with its increased population demanding improved facilities and the sporting grounds that will cater to residents’ needs.