Soccer kicks on at KGV

6 July 2023|Community News, Sport| Off Comments off on Soccer kicks on at KGV|

A new synthetic surface has been laid and new lighting installed at the KGV soccer field, with the $1.2 million project providing a major boost for sport in Glenorchy.

The project involved removing the field’s existing synthetic surface and shock pad so the sub- base could be repaired, before installing a new shock pad and synthetic surface. Existing lights were also replaced with new LED lights.

Inspecting the upgraded facilities recently, Glenorchy Mayor Bec Thomas
said they would play a significant role in catering for growing numbers of soccer players, which was in turn great for the community.

“Sporting clubs are so important for our communities,” she said.

“They not only provide opportunities for our kids to aspire to professional sporting careers, but they help connect people and get people involved, whether as players or administrators.

“Glenorchy City Council recognises just how important these interactions are for our community, and I’m excited that we have been able to facilitate investment in these facilities to ensure they remain at the standard required.”

The new lights and surface were funded under a $12.8 million Federal Government grant for soccer facility upgrades in Hobart’s northern suburbs.

“Soccer continues to grow in popularity and it’s important we have infrastructure to support that,” Mayor Thomas said.

“I’m pleased we were able to work alongside Football Tasmania and the Glenorchy Knights to deliver these upgrades.

“With these components of the project now complete, the KGV soccer field will provide
a high-quality venue for the Glenorchy Knights and help continue to grow the sport in our municipal area.

“We now look forward to the final component of the project, the upgraded pavilion, being completed.”

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