THE Elmore Football Club has been in need of a new lighting system for almost three years and it looks as though their dreams are coming true.
Thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Elmore Field Days, the club is one step closer to getting their project up and running.
‘‘We’ve always aimed to support local entities and are approached by organisations for donations and we felt this project was definitely worth it,’’ Elmore Field Days President Derek Shotton said.
‘‘The sporting clubs are a core part of our social fabric, for all small towns not just Elmore, and your community needs those strong community assets.
‘‘When you look at the challenging times at the moment, if you’re on a farm or you’re in a hard job, if you’ve got good, strong sporting and community facilities you can go and mingle with other like-minded people and it’s better for the whole community.’’
President of the Elmore Football Club David Trewick said the club appreciates all the help and support they have received for the project over the years.
‘‘It’s been a long process and we’ve had a lot of support from local and other organisations such as the Elmore Field Days, the local B and S Ball, and the City of Greater Bendigo to name a few,’’ Mr Trewick said.
‘‘We’ll be able to facilitate more clubs and we will be able to light the whole ground so both our senior and junior sides can train at the same time as well as hopefully hosting some bigger sporting events in the future.’’
Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan will be in Elmore for the reveal of the new lighting system on Thursday, August 8 at 6pm.