KARDINYA Netball Club vice-president Jane Thomson says their new shelter and storage facilities makes their training base more like a home.
The club received a $25,000 grant through the then Department of Sport as part of an election commitment from Labor and Willagee MLA Peter Tinley.
Approval from the City of Melville was also granted for the structure.
The facility was officially opened by the club’s hierarchy, players and Mr Tinley yesterday.
Thomson said they had always been in need of a shelter but because the club was run by volunteers, there had never been any money to build it.
“We previously had a small sea container and when it rained, we used to pile into the sea container,” she said.
“It’s now a place to call home.
“It also provides parents with a spot to make tea and coffee.”
Tinley said although the club was small and humble, it was deserving of the money.
“Netball is often the poor cousin to AFL or other sports but this facility will help the community,” he said.