Club rues dark times

Kwinana Junior Knights coach David Acker with Jordan Selden, Aaron Acker and Samuel Rowse. Picture: Marie Nirme d409427
Kwinana Junior Knights coach David Acker with Jordan Selden, Aaron Acker and Samuel Rowse. Picture: Marie Nirme d409427

Club sponsorship co-ordinator David Acker called on the City of Kwinana to consider installing lights at Orelia District football oval.

At last week’s council meeting, Mr Acker asked the City to make the oval’s $200,000 upgrade a priority in its public open space upgrade strategy 2013-2018 Parks for People.

He said in the past year, club membership had increased by more than 20 per cent, making it the second biggest club in the South Fremantle Football District.

‘Due to the amount of teams and games we have, we now have to utilise grounds away from our own home ground, simply because there are not enough daylight hours for all of our teams to train,’ he said.

Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said the City had to consider all funding requests.

‘It would not be prudent for us to commit to this project without reviewing the details and evaluating competing priorities,’ she said.

The lighting project will be put forward for consideration in the city’s 2014/15 budget.