The Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale announced it would commit $95,000 to install new lighting towers to enable safer night training and potential games to take place at night.
The shire has also committed $78,000 to the resurfacing of the Mundijong netball courts, which will be finished in time for the first game on 24 April. Craig Wormall, who is helping fund the project and whose family has been involved in the club for 40 years, said the opportunity to play under lights excited most players.
“At the moment training on the oval has to be shared as with limited lighting only about 70 per cent of the space can be used,” he said.
“It will give the junior and senior clubs the chance to now host Friday or Saturday night games where we get a lot more income through the gate and canteen.”
He said the lights should be up and working within the next month.
Shire President Cr John Erren said the local authority was also investing in sporting programs for juniors.
“We acknowledge the importance of sporting groups in a community and are committed to providing quality facilities in our shire,” he said.
“The positive benefits of leading an active lifestyle are well known and we encourage people to join sporting clubs in the area.”