Council kicks big goal for local Rugby
  • Tuesday 04 January 2011

It’s a ‘seventh heaven’ for ‘the game they play in heaven.’

Maroochydore Rugby Union Club will undergo a major upgrade in 2011, including improvements to the playing field, new lighting and seating.

Major Projects Portfolio holder, Cr Debbie Blumel said the project would kick off in early January.

"Council will contribute $130,000 towards the first phase of works that involves an upgrade of the playing surface as well as the installation of a new irrigation system and new street tree plantings," she said.

"This project will deliver a rugby facility that locals can be proud of and that will help the Sunshine Coast attract major competitions."

"And I know that neighbours of the park will welcome this significant investment and commitment to their local park and sporting facilities."

Maroochydore Rugby Club President, Michael Guilford said the upgrades would provide major benefits for the Sunshine Coast Rugby community.

"The club has over 300 players from under six age groups through to veterans and everyone is excited about playing and training at an improved facility in 2011," he said.

"This will also enable Maroochydore Rugby Club to host events like the South East Queensland Sevens Tournament and cater for the local schools competition that is played at our facility every year."

"On behalf of everyone at the club I thank Sunshine Coast Council for providing a real kick for our sport."