Council helping Collingullie sow seeds of success

Published: 18 Sep 2019 3:10pm

Collingullie Glenfield Park Football Netball Club is one step closer to completing major works at Crossroads Oval thanks to a $10,000 contribution from Wagga Wagga City Council.

Club president Terry Fuller welcomed Council’s decision to support the long-awaited ground improvements, set to include laser levelling, resurfacing and an upgrade of the ground’s sprinkler system.

“We’ll establish an irrigation system around the boundary line because the old system doesn’t reach,” he said.

“We’re also installing a grassed warm-up and training area on the western fence line.”

Mr Fuller expressed his gratitude to Council for getting behind the project.

“We probably started working with Council on upgrading our facility six or seven years ago… we’ve come a long way.”

Strategic Recreation Officer Peter Cook said Council has a strong, ongoing partnership with the Demons.

“Collingullie has long demonstrated a high capacity to deliver infrastructure projects and maintain Crossroads Oval,” Mr Cook said.

Mr Fuller revealed work will start in October, following this month’s RFL grand final.

“We expect to have the ground up and running by the end of February, ready for pre-season,” he said.

“Our teams tend to start their pre-season in at Glenfield Park – where our juniors train – and head back into Gullie towards the end of February, start of March.”

The project is set to cost approximately $50,000.