Cale Oval in Narromine is now displaying a new electronic scoreboard thanks to funding through the Drought Communities Programme.
The objective of the Programme is to deliver benefits in drought declared Council areas, by supporting investment in local infrastructure activities. This project is called the Community Infrastructure Enhancements Project. Its total value is $589,000 with $80,000 budgeted for the scoreboard. Most of these project funds were spent on local contractors.
The new electronic scoreboard features a 2.56 metre x 1.92 metre LED screen for players and sponsors, helping spectators keep a closer eye on the game. The scoreboard can be read from 70 metres away.
Local sporting clubs were consulted to discover their preferences regarding the scoreboard. Narromine Gorillas Rugby Union Football Club, the reigning premiers and the Narromine Jets Rugby League Club both use the grounds for their home games.
“The scoreboard forms part of upgrades to the facility which include formalised parking areas, multi-use courts, grassed spectator seating, upgraded tennis courts and much more,” said Mrs Jane Redden, General Manager of Narromine Shire Council.
“The Cale Oval Master Plan has been adopted at Council and is designed to consider the future recreation needs of the community as well as containing flexible spaces that can adapt to changing needs.”
“As outlined in the Community Strategic Plan, Council recognises the importance and considers resources needed to maintain open spaces and ensures connection between sporting user groups.”
Further Media Contacts: Narromine Shire Council, General Manager, Jane Redden T: 0407 438 422
Image: New Electronic Scoreboard in use at Cale Oval, Narromine