Sherwood AFC President Chris Dennis has announced that there will be a lighting upgrade for the club’s main oval—Powenyenna Oval—that will bring the lighting up to a standard where QAFL matches can be played at night. With the club becoming stronger at junior and senior level and the addition of a womens’ team, the ability to play night football will relieve some pressure on the oval use on weekends. In addition the club’s affiliate The Woodsmen will again be able to play at home under lights as in 2014 they were required to play home games elsewhere.
In addition the lights will be a great asset for training with players having excellent conditions to improve their skills.
The lighting has been partly funded by a grant of $91,803 from the Queensland Government Get Playingprogramme, which aims to assist local sporting organisations develop their facilities so that more Queenslanders can become involved in active participation in sport.
The successful grant was advised to the club by State Member for Indooroopilly Scott Emerson MP after he received advice from the Hon Steve Dickson MP, Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing that the grant application was successful.
Club President Chris Dennis developed and submitted the grant application, which does take significant time to put together.
It is hoped the lighting upgrade will commence shortly so that they will be in operation by the start of the 2015 season.