Turf ripped up by 4WD

YMCC junior hockey club players Tim and Ben Scott examine the deliberately damaged turf. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d419093
YMCC junior hockey club players Tim and Ben Scott examine the deliberately damaged turf. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d419093

‘It looks bad, but it can be fairly easily remediated,’ Cambridge acting chief executive Brett Jackson said.

Residents reported noises from the reserve, and a smashed log barrier near Alderbury Street indicated the vehicle left quickly, before the 54th WA Junior Hockey Carnival organised by YMCC Coastal City Hockey Club on Sunday.

The carnival was played on half-sized pitches because of damage across about 200sq m affected half the playing area.

‘It’s possible two to three of the pitches will be out of action for several months, but we’re not sure of the full impact on games for all the winter season and we may have to play some games elsewhere,’ club president Pat Knott said.

Senior Sergeant Kate Vivian said the depth of the tracks indicated a 4WD may have been used. Anyone who can help, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.