Kawana Park infrastructure
The Kawana Park Eagles will be flying high next season with their new player’s amenities sure to draw a crowd.
As the 2012 AFL Sunshine Coast Junior Season wrapped up the builders descended on Kawana Park to begin construction of their very own player’s amenities thanks to funding available through Sport and Recreation Queensland.
Located on Kawana Waters State College premises the Eagles have been operating from a small shed and using the school’s amenities on training nights and game day.
The construction of this new building will see the Eagles have two change rooms, official’s room, first aid room, storage area, disabled toilets and extra toilets for facility users.
Club President Paul Meehan is thrilled to have the building well on the way to completion by the end of 2012.
“It will be a great asset for not only our club and AFL on the Sunshine Coast but for Kawana Waters State College and the surrounding communities,” Meehan said.
“A lot of people have contributed to this project and to see the cement going down and the walls going up is really a rewarding achievement for everyone involved.”
The Eagles player’s amenities have been on the radar of the committee for some time since the club moved from Chancellor Park in 2006.
With minor improvements since their relocation such as a shade shelter, storage shed, paths and in 2010 field lighting the Eagles have been thriving at their new home on Kawana Waters State College.
The natural progression of infrastructure improvements at Kawana Park can be attributed to, not only a hard working committee, but to their club strategic plan and structure guidelines that outline a vision and process to achieve goals.
AFL Queensland State Infrastructure Planning Manager, Jake Anson was on the Sunshine Coast recently to inspect club facilities and was impressed with the construction work at Kawana Park to complement the existing infrastructure.
“It is great to see an AFL Club on Education Queensland land thriving through a great relationship between the two bodies and a common goal to provide a quality sport and recreation facility for the entire community to utilise,” Anson said.
“This is a great facility that will be even greater when this building is finished and being used by the junior footy club in season 2013.”
The player’s amenities are on track to be complete by the end of November 2012 for an official opening in time for the 2013 AFL Sunshine Coast Junior season to commence.