City of Bayswater working with Noranda Sporting Association to secure more diamonds for Morley Eagles Teeball Club


Tyler Cornock, Blaike Pasznicki, Charlize Pasznicki and Jamie Cornock.
City of Bayswater working with Noranda Sporting Association to secure more diamonds for Morley Eagles Teeball Club
Tyler Cornock, Blaike Pasznicki, Charlize Pasznicki and Jamie Cornock.

MORLEY Eagles Teeball Club will add to its nine playing diamonds next season to cater for about 400 members but hopes to secure more diamonds at a vacant storage space in Lightning Park.

The Noranda Sporting Association (NSA) has managed the club after it moved to Noranda in 2010.

After a four-year wait, the City of Bayswater allocated $75,000 in its 2016-17 budget to relocate a sewage pumping station located at the rear of the clubrooms closer to the building.

Club president Alicia Pasznicki said the removal of the station would make room for at least one more diamond and several additional teams.

“We have had a few injuries this year, so it would be great to potentially spread out a bit more,” she said.

“We actually have to get kids in the out field to wear hats because they do not know if the ball is coming from behind.

“We could have some additional ground space over the back which is part of a storage area that we have used for years where potentially we could maybe run a machine pitch.”

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Ms Pasznicki said the club saw an average increase of 14 members each year.

“(The sewage removal) should hopefully facilitate our growth for next year but not in four years time,” she said.

Bayswater Mayor Barry McKenna said the NSA management committee met with City staff and councillors each month.

“The City is working closely with the Noranda Sporting Association to ensure its recreational facilities meet the future needs of its clubs,” he said.

“The City has identified the scope of work and has received sign off from the Noranda Sporting Club to proceed with the relocation of the pumping station.

“Quotes are currently being finalised with the project due to commence within the month.”

Cr McKenna said should any additional playing space become available, the turfed space would benefit all clubs.

NSA president John Hart said more diamonds were “not on the horizon” as further planning was needed.

The teeball season starts in October.