- Written by Walter Pless
- Published: 30 December 2012
Photo: The grass is gone from KGV Park [PlessPix]
Work is well underway on installing an artificial, all-weather football pitch at KGV Park in Glenorchy.
The grass pitch is gone and the base of the new surface is under construction.
Photo: Not a blade of grass to be seen [PlessPix]
Photo: The base of the new artificial pitch is being prepared [PlessPix]
The new pitch should be ready by March and will transform when and how the game is played in the future at Football Headquarters.
Games will be able to be played in all weather and at any time of the day and night, providing local residents don’t lodge objections.
The same applies to training sessions.
Photo: A strange, barren look for KGV Park at present [PlessPix]
It will be interesting to see if this all leads to a change in the skills and the style of play of teams using the facility.
It will also be interesting to see if visiting A-League teams, for example, will be prepared to play on it.
Photo: The machinery is silent on Sunday but roaring during the week [PlessPix]
Photo: The new KGV Park should be ready by March 2013 [PlessPix]
Southern FC have swallowed their disappointment at not being accepted into next year’s new Southern Premier League competition and are ready to resume normal business.
“We are disappointed we are not in Premier League, but we will continue to work on the progress the club has made on and off the field over the past 18 months,” said coach Mike Trotter.
“Hank Gerven and I have agreed to coach again this year.
“We are intending to field a couple of boys’ junior teams, along with our men’s sides, and our ladies’ team.
“The majority of players have indicated they will play again in 2013, irrespective of the division we are in.
Photo: The Kingborough Council is doing drainage work on Southern FC's Sherburd Park home [Photo courtesy of Southern FC]
“Kingborough Council has undertaken drainage work on our ground and our clubrooms have had an internal facelift, having been painted throughout, thanks to Blackmans Bay Cricket Club.
“Our pre-season starts on 3 January at Sophia Street, Kingston, behind the Calvin school, at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.
“Anyone interested in attending will be most welcome.”