Thursday, 6 April, 2017

Sale Australian rules and touch football clubs and players can look forward to a brighter future following a lighting upgrade at Stephenson Park.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today officially switched on the new brighter lights on the main oval.

Record numbers of people in Gippsland, boys and girls, men and women, are signing up to play Australian rules and touch football – and they deserve modern, safe and inclusive facilities.

Stephenson Park is one of the busiest ovals and is home the Sale City Football Netball Club, Sale and District Touch Association, the Sale Umpires Association and the Longford Cricket Club.

The new and improved lights means local Aussie rules and touch football teams have the flexibility they need to train more often and safely, later into the evening.

The upgrade brings the lighting up to AFL standard for night matches, meaning more games under lights and the opportunity to host other club and community events at the precinct at night.

The Victorian Government provided $100,000 towards the project.

Ms Shing also thanked project partners Wellington Shire Council, the Sale City Football Netball Club and the Sale and District Touch Association for their contributions.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing:

The better and brighter lights are a big win for the entire Sale community – giving everyone the chance to play the sports they love, day or night.”

“On top of our $85 million investment in Gippsland sporting infrastructure, programs and events from Moe to Sale, we’re supporting more local clubs like Sale City and Longford to build the facilities they truly deserve and welcome even more members than ever before.”