Trust Lights Up Sports Participation
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
It used to be a mad after-work dash for parents to get their JAB players to Edgecumbe Domain to make the most of the remaining light of the day. Coaches too, no longer have to worry about juggling work and sports commitments, thanks to new field lights that have just made being active in Edgecumbe that much easier.
Edgecumbe Sports Club President Parekura Hale couldn’t be happier with the upgraded lights, and undergrounded connection and control system.
“Our new lighting has great benefits, not just for rugby, but for the other sports and community groups who use our grounds, including soccer, touch and cross-fit. The lights greatly increase our training ability across all codes,” Mr Hale says.
The project was funded with a $56,700 grant from the Eastern Bay Energy Trust and came about after an outdoor users forum run by Sport Bay of Plenty in conjunction with Whakatane District Council about two years ago.
Sport BoP Community Sport Team Leader David Mortimore said field lighting was identified as a high priority by a number of clubs throughout the district.
“Sports clubs are the hub of the community and this project is a very valuable community project ” says Sport BoP Community Sport Team Leader David Mortimore.
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