The safety of netballers at Dederang has significantly improved after the courts were refurbished at a cost of almost $40,000.
Cracks in the surface had made the courts too dangerous for use and left Dederang-Mt Beauty Football Netball Club needing to take action.
Donations of $15,000 from Saputo Dairy and $10,000 from Bendigo Bank were added to $13,000 raised internally by the Bombers through their 'Cattle Club' so work could be carried out to grind, cut, fill the cracks, level the surface and recoat the surface.
It's now a dual-purpose facility which will also be used by Dederang Tennis Club.
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"Culture's one thing but you've got to back it up with facilities," Bombers president Richie Kreuzer said.
"I'm really happy about the safety aspect of this because it was too dangerous before.
"We started planning two years ago, with the support of local farmers donating calves to help with the fundraising.
"We take pride in being a family club so we are really pleased to be able to give not only our members but all users a high-quality, safe court to play and practice on.
"The area is open not only for club usage but also the public to have a hit of tennis or throw a few hoops."
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