Upgrades begin for St Cats club

LET WORK BEGIN: St Cats Football Club president Mark Spicer, Reverend Tania Eichler, Member for Mt Ommaney Tarnya Smith and Jamboree Ward Councillor Matthew Bourke .
LET WORK BEGIN: St Cats Football Club president Mark Spicer, Reverend Tania Eichler, Member for Mt Ommaney Tarnya Smith and Jamboree Ward Councillor Matthew Bourke . Ashleigh Howarth

THE first sod of dirt has been turned at Peter Lightfoot Oval in Middle Park signifying the start of construction of the new clubhouse for the St Catherine's United Football Club.

The club raised funds for more than four years to pay for half of the $550,000 needed to build the new facility, and were lucky enough to receive the other half in various grants provided by the Brisbane City Council and the State Government.

The new clubhouse will feature a meeting and conference room which the community will be able to hire out for meetings, as well a a large deck so parents can watch the games in style and comfort.

St Catherine's United Football Club president Mark Spicer described this as a dream come true.

"We had been working hard for many years trying to fundraise and save enough money for this new clubhouse,” Mr Spicer said.

"One of the biggest fundraisers we did was the 24 hour soccer match, which was very successful.

"But now that all the fundraising is over, we can move onto the next chapter, which is the construction phase, which we are very excited about.

"This new clubhouse will give our members the clubhouse they deserve.”

He said the project wouldn't be going ahead without the help of Jamboree Ward Councillor Matthew Bourke and Member for Mt Ommaney Tarnya Smith.

Councillor Matthew Bourke said he was excited to see this project finally come to fruition.

"I am excited to see construction start because this project has been long awaited, and once it is complete, it will provide a new community asset for everyone to enjoy,” Cr Bourke said.

"It's not just the soccer club who will benefit from this, but so will many other community groups.

"I was pleased the Brisbane City Council could contribute to this project, and I also commend St Cats for all their hard work with their fundraising efforts.”

The project will hopefully be completed in August, weather pending.

This is the 39th year the club has been in operation, and are once again hoping for another successful season.

They still have room for some players to join teams. They are currently looking for players to fill their under-6, 7, 15, 16, 17 and 18 sides.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Attack on Dodrill a 'shocking act': Tully

Jim Dodrill shared these images of himself after the attack in bush land at Collingwood Park on Sunday afternoon where his elderly father was also attacked.

Ipswich has never experienced anything like this

MasterChef: Fish fry feast too much for Ipswich cook

Willowbank native Nicole Stevenson has been eliminated from MasterChef.

NICOLE Stevenson narrowly misses out on MasterChef's Top 10.

RESCUE: Firies, RSPCA work to save koala, dog from sinkhole

A koala at the bottom of a Rosewood sinkhole before its rescue.

The rescue was co-ordinated by the fire brigade and RSPCA

Local Partners

'They were savage': Victim describes harrowing assault

THE anti-corruption campaigner who was violently assaulted on an isolated dirt road says he's unsure if the attack was pre-organised or random.

Bundy mum blogging to get families offline

FAMILY FUN: Deonie Crowther is holding family craft sessions at the Windmill Cafe in Bargara.

Crafty projects a hit with parents and children

Take luxury food, wine tour around Toowoomba

FOODIE CULTURE: Emily Moon (left) and Cheryse Bliesner with the Hummer used for Toowoomba's Luxury Food and Wine Tour.

It is designed to highlight the best produce the region has to offer

Country music stars coming to Ipswich

Ipswich will get it's country on when The Country Superstars Tribute Show hits town on Friday, June 30 at Brothers Leagues Club.

A UNIQUE tribute show will bring a bit of country into the city.

Big Brother winner Reggie Bird could end up homeless

BACK in 2003 she won the third season of Big Brother Australia, pocketing $250,000 for her win — but Reggie Bird’s life has been far from easy since then.

Schapelle Corby's Bali boyfriend 'lonely' now she's free

“I really hope we can see each other again in the future."

‘One of the most ludicrous films ever made’

Optimus Prime in Transformers: The Last Knight.

Transformers: The Last Knight has been shredded by critics.

How 9/11 helped make Waleed Aly a household name

Waleed Aly and Susan Carland at the 2016 Logie Awards

“It feels like there was a script written for me,” he said.

Pixar weighs in on viral Toy Story theory

Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.

DID Andy’s dad tragically die just before the story took place?

VIRAL VIDEO: Campaign to bring beloved nanny to Maryborough

** ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, OCT. 16 **FILE**This promotional photo provided by Disney Home Entertainment shows actors Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins and Dick Van Dyke as Bert in a scene from the 40th anniversary edition of the Disney DVD. P. L. Travers, author of the "Mary Poppins" books, approved of Andrews as Poppins but considered Van Dyke "all wrong" and objected to mixing animated characters with live actors. (AP Photo/Disney Home Entertainment)

Can we get Dame Julie Andrews to come to our festival?

Island caretaker has weeks to live, abandons paradise

St Bees managing director Phil Webb, has been struck with illness and it has prompted the sale of the island.

His health has deteriorated in the past couple of months

Prime CBD site sold as laneway culture progresses

The Longs building Ruthven Street has been purchased by a group of investors to be renovated into a series of shops/eateries.  June 2017

How investors and council plan to transform the Toowoomba CBD

Gateway opens to $3b Coast mega estate

VISION: An artist's impression of the Palmview development 'Harmony' and its linear park.

New road provides link from the past to the future

Confident first half year for commercial property

SIGNS OF CONFIDENCE: A mixed-use site at 139 Eumundi Rd, Noosaville, was one of the outstanding results achieved in the year.

Sunshine Coast market showing strong signs for next five years

Ocean views up for sale at Bargara Rise

LAND RELEASE: Rob Sergiacomi on site at the Bargara Rise development off Watsons Road Bargara.

More ocean-view land comes on the market at Bargara

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!