As many of you have seen, our Glen Park clubrooms have started to take a new shape.
As we continue to push for a higher quality facility that we can enjoy, we are also striving to create more opportunities to host coaching courses, competitions, representative trainings and other football events.
You would have noticed the roof that has now joined the canteen and change rooms to the clubrooms, adding more cover for all weather conditions. But that is not where it stops.
Our goal is to make our facilities more accessible for everyone in the public, including those with disabilities. We are in the stages of building ramps and stairs that will allow wheelchair access to the clubrooms.
This will be on the Ryan Road side of the building.
We have also upgraded training equipment lockers for easier access by replacing the existing door with a 3 door storage unit, this will help separate each teams equipment.
Along with these works we have started to extend the concrete area in front of the canteen. This will ease congestion on the concrete, in front of the canteen and allow a smooth seating area in the sun.
Our long term goal is to install better field lighting and get it up to standard to be able to host night matches as well as provide a better training facility. This will accompany our high standard pitches, arguably some of the best in the league after having it levelled and upgrading the drainage.
Our older members will remember the days when the field would turn to mud even at the site of a rain cloud, and many comments on Glen Park have been received in regards to the condition of the fields.
Club President Raymond Bertazzo would like to thank those who helped on the works, Belinda Antonello, Simon McMaster, Colin Bartlet for giving up another of his days off to help prepare the slab area on Friday, and Rodney Claxton on Saturday, supervising and egg and bacon roll builder gave one of his rare Saturdays off to help with the slab pour.
A special thanks to Phillip Watt and his team who did the hard work prepping and doing a fantastic job on the slab.