Yarroweyah Football Netball Club facilities will be going under the hammer tonight at a fundraising event at Yarroweyah Recreation ReserveTONI BRIENT March 13, 2014 4:05am
For sale: Yarroweyah Football Netball Club president Craig Opray prepares to put the club's facilities under the auctioneer's hammer for a fundraiser.
Yarroweyah Football Netball Club facilities will be going under the hammer tonight at a fundraising event at Yarroweyah Recreation Reserve.
The Sportspersons Night marks the reopening of the clubrooms which were closed by Moira Shire Council in December due to white ant damage.
Repairs have been completed, but club spokesman Garry Jones said there was still work to do — and that’s why the club needed the public’s support tomorrow night.
‘‘It’s an extremely important night for us,’’ Mr Jones said.
‘‘We need to raise money to make sure our clubrooms come back bigger and better after the white ants.’’
The club will be auctioning most of its amenities, including its football field, netball courts, club rooms and change rooms.
Businesses — or generous individuals — can purchase naming rights to the facilities for an agreed lease period.
Proceeds from the event will go to refurbishing the rooms, the ladies’ toilets.
But Mr Jones said the night was not only about raising funds.
He said it was also a show of appreciation for the community who rallied around the club during the battle against the white ants.
‘‘We’ve been humbled by the support we received during this time,’’ Mr Jones said.
‘‘We had so many different people coming to do some work out at the clubrooms, helping out here and there.
‘‘They’ve assisted the club to do work we didn’t think we would be able to do.’’
Mr Jones said he urged Yarroweyah, Cobram and Barooga residents to ‘‘let their hair down’’ and enjoy a drink from the Hopper’s Bar.
‘‘Enjoy the evening catching up with old friends, or take the opportunity to make some new friends,’’ he said.
‘‘It really will be a fantastic night.’’
The event will kick off at 6
Attendees will have the chance to meet former AFL greats Peter Chisnall, Terry Daniher and Peter Daicos.
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Tickets are $25 each, with an optional barbecue dinner for a further $10.
A bus service will be running, leaving the ‘Bottom Pub’ at 5.30
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