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Backing community sport in Doreen

Backing community sport in Doreen

Monday, September 06, 2021

Doreen’s budding football and cricket stars are celebrating the upcoming redevelopment of Laurimar Recreation Reserve, with the west oval to undergo a significant upgrade from next month.

The work will include the installation of new drainage and irrigation, a cricket wicket and a natural turf surface, providing local sport teams with premium facilities for training and matches.

Council’s redevelopment of the west oval at Laurimar Recreation Reserve will also include new fencing and coaches’ boxes.

Administrator Chris Eddy said that providing first-rate facilities to support community sport was a high priority for Council.

“Local sport is at the heart of our community and helps bring people together,” Mr Eddy said.

“The upgrade to Laurimar Recreation Reserve will boost participation in sport and help keep our community active.”

The reserve is home to the thriving Laurimar Football Club, which includes over 600 members and teams ranging from under 9‘s to over 35’s.

Laurimar Football Club President Alasdair Walker is looking forward to teams playing and training on the new ground next season.

“The upgrade will be truly first-class and provide a better home facility for all of our teams.

“It will improve safety, accessibility and importantly sustainability, which will give us the confidence to grow and attract more members to the club,” Mr Walker said.