A brighter future for footy club

Uni-Mowbray Football Club's senior coach Nathan Lowe, gym business operations manager Sarah Campbell, president Wayne Thompson and vice-captain Tom Hartley get a feel for the new lights. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

Uni-Mowbray Football Club's senior coach Nathan Lowe, gym business operations manager Sarah Campbell, president Wayne Thompson and vice-captain Tom Hartley get a feel for the new lights. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

UNI-MOWBRAY Football Club is benefiting from upgraded lighting this season that has been installed at its home ground with the help of the University of Tasmania's sport and recreation department and the Uni-Mowbray sport and community club.

Football club president Wayne Thompson said the university oval upgrade, which cost about $100,000, would allow the Eagles to play their first NTFA night game against Lilydale today.

"We had some lighting there previously but it was pretty poor and substandard and it was hard to make out who was who from 50 metres away," Thompson said.

"They are now much better with the same amount of light towers but bigger and more modern and brighter lights."

Thompson said that depending on the success of this weekend's game, the club would consider further night games .

"We are going to try to encourage a lot of different sporting activities there down the track to make use of the lights, including ultimate frisbee, which is a mixture of gridiron and netball, and they have trained and played roster games here under lights," he said.

The reserves game will start at 3.50pm and the seniors at 6pm.

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