THE Trevallyn Cricket Club has finalised a $30,000 upgrade of its clubrooms and playing facilities.
President Steve Cocker said plans to open up the 1970s building had been in the making for the past three years.
“The Atheal Fitch Pavilion was built under RED money (Regional Employment Development Scheme) when Gough Whitlam was prime minister and ever since only bits and pieces have been fixed up,” Cocker said.
Ceiling to floor sliding doors have replaced brickwork, walls have been removed, security shutters have been installed and the bar has been renovated.
“Most of the work has been done by club members and supporters led by life member Phil Gregory,” Cocker said.
“The renovations look fantastic and the viewing of cricket at Trevallyn will be better than it has been.
“When the oval dries out enough for trucks to get on it we will have a third practice net added to the existing two.”
Cocker said the club had funded a majority of the project with some assistance from community grants.
He said the redevelopments have made the club a more family friendly environment. “We’re just thrilled with how the works have come up,” Cocker said.
“It has made things so much more visible from inside the clubrooms, beforehand you had to sit outside to watch cricket.”
There will be an official opening on a date to be confirmed.