Club responds to concerns on playing surface

The Talbot Football Netball Club has addressed concerns about the quality of its playing surface after an opposition team delayed play for improvements to be made on game day.

Talbot Football Netball Club president Darren Murrell outlined in a response that the club takes “full responsibility” for the ground’s condition and said there has been almost $40,000 spent on the surface alone in the past three years.

The ground’s condition came into question back in round 11 when Harcourt raised concerns with the safety of Talbot’s oval and asked for some improvements to be made before play would commence.

Murrell stated the club seeded and fertilised the ground under guidance and just haven’t had a good strike of grass this year.

This has led to patchy coverage on the ground with some areas needing to be covered with a layer of sand.

“We have been in regular contact with the (Central Goldfields Shire) council regarding several issues with the Talbot Recreation Reserve and we have been given verbal assurance that we are high on the list of grounds that require assistance,” Murrell said.

For more on this story see Page 39 of The Advertiser, Friday, August 10.

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