Labor pledge to upgrade Warradale Park clubrooms good news for Kingsway Junior Football Club

Kurt Blackman (President Landsdale Cricket Club), Ian Brotherton (President Kingsway Junior Football Club) and Ryan Santich (President Landsdale Junior Cricket Club).
Kurt Blackman (President Landsdale Cricket Club), Ian Brotherton (President Kingsway Junior Football Club) and Ryan Santich (President Landsdale Junior Cricket Club).

KINGSWAY Junior Football Club president Ian Brotherton has welcomed an election promise to upgrade clubrooms at a Landsdale park.

If elected in March, the State Opposition pledged $600,000 to expand the Warradale Park clubrooms, which are used by the football club, Landsdale Junior Cricket Club and Landsdale Cricket Club.

Mr Brotherton said the clubs had been campaigning for upgrades for the past few years.

“They’re just too small for our clubs to hold any functions or trophy presentations,” he said.

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Half the facility is available for hire through the City of Wanneroo and the other half, which holds about 60 people, is for the clubs’ use.

Mr Brotherton said they had more than 700 players and increasing the capacity would mean the clubs could host end of year activities and social events.

“This will greatly benefit the other two clubs as well; it’s going to benefit all involved,” he said.

Girrawheen MLA Margaret Quirk said club representatives had approached her seeking improvements to the facility following the considerable population growth in Landsdale, Darch and Madeley.

“These local clubs have become victims of their own success, they have now outgrown the existing facilities and the proposed upgrades will complement the recent extension of the oval by the local council,” she said.

The project would receive grant funding in the first term of a Labor government.

Mrs Quirk also announced $60,000 for an exercise park for seniors at a location to be determined in consultation with the City of Wanneroo but likely in Madeley or Darch, and $25,000 for Council on the Ageing to |expand its mall walking program.

Liberal Party candidate for Girrawheen Damé Krcoski said his party would make announcements regarding local sporting groups soon.