A campaign to improve lighting at Dunolly’s Deledio Park has received some strong backing, with Federal Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan throwing his support behind the project.
Mr Tehan met with members of the Dunolly Recreation Reserve Committee at Deledio Park last week to get a first-hand look at the current lighting set-up as part of his listening posts tour of the area.
Under the proposed enhancement, the ground’s existing lights would be upgraded, while a further two light towers would be installed on the eastern side of the ground.
“Holding training here in the middle of winter, we’re restricted to one side of the ground,” Dunolly Eagles Football Netball Club president, Martin McGeown said.
“With such poor lighting, there’s always a chance that someone could be injured at training.
“I think out of all the clubs in our league, we’re definitely the worst off in terms of lighting.”
After taking a tour of the ground’s facilities with DRRC members, Terry Long and Garry Larvas and Mr McGeown, Mr Tehan said he would be supporting the bid for improved lighting.
“I can certainly see why there is a need for an upgrade in lighting here” Mr Tehan said.
“I will be writing a letter of support for this project and doing what I can to help support it.”
During his visit to Deledio Park, Mr Tehan also committed to giving his support to a different cause — that of the Eagles themselves — promising to become a paid member of the club and potentially even don the apron and help out with one of the club’s Thursday night players’ dinners.