6 September, 2023
New seats benefit local sporting clubs
THE Mareeba Lions Club have donated two sets of seats each to the Mareeba Cricket Club and Mareeba Golf Club to help better the experience of sports people young and old.
Two seats have been erected at Borzi Park’s bottom pitch for the youngest cricket players to sit whilst supporting their team mates on the field.
Mareeba Cricket president Irene Roy said the kind donation of the seats will allow them to host other teams and give parents more space to watch.
“Before, they had no seating and the parents used to complain they couldn’t see because the grandstand is far away to see the little ones.” she said.
“Thank you very much Lions Club, we really appreciate it.”
Mareeba Golf Club president Owen Harvey said the club hosted many older players who chose to walk instead of using the buggies.
“We have already had a bit of feedback from the old fellow who reckon it’s the best thing since sliced bread,” he said.
Secretary for Mareeba Lions Club Terry Wallace said the Lions were made aware of the dire need to for seating and set out to find the four seats.
“The members agreed this was a cause worthy of pursuing and we set out the funds,” he said.
“Overall, each seat cost about $1100.
“The Lions Club have a focus on activities for youth and we’re in a position where if we are approached to assist, we are more than happy to do so.”