It was a night that will always be remembered by members of the Eastwood Ryde Netball Association who after eight years finally got to turn their new lights on at Meadowbank Park.
ERNA President Anne Doring was understandably excited about the development, which saw many dignitaries from the community attend the official turning on of the lights.
“This was eight years in the making and to see it finally happen was just wonderful,” Doring said.
“The Association itself committed $80,000 towards the $180,000 project.”
The provision of lights is a wonderful addition for the Association and means that their 398 teams can now train at the venue instead of having to source alternatives.
“All of the members were thrilled. A lot of them found it a little bit unbelievable that it had finally happened,” Doring said.
“They were pleased that in our own facility we have lights that everybody can train under with safety. It has also made the whole Meadowbank complex a much safer environment, so for the whole community it was a win-win situation.”
Another positive for the addition of lights are the opportunities it opens up for the Association to expand its summer night competition.
“We were limited on the nights we could run the competition in the past. Now we have the ability to open it up to everyone in the community that would like to play which is a big plus.”
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