The September school holidays began with the first stage of the Falcons’ Strategy for Growth coming to fruition. Fresh from receiving a Wright Community Volunteer Award recognising his past work with the club, Project Manager David Edgeworth and past club President Shane Taylor, organised a group of Community minded business owners with the equipment and know-how to get the job done within the given time frame – no mean feat knowing how busy life can be for a business owner.
Monday 18th September the group assembled at Boonah State High School and set to work. Kent Dover with his Kubota digger broke and loaded the cricket pitch slabs onto a 20 tonne truck provided and operated by Mark Bullock of Club Silver Sponsor Raceview Sand and Gravel. Mark disposed of the concrete and returned with 20 cubic metres of fill ready to be levelled by Trevor Baker with his skid steer, which was completed Wednesday morning. Now we await rain to get the grass growing.
With thanks to Boonah State High School for their preparedness to allow the project to get underway, the club now has the ability to use this facility for training in 2018, attracting more players to the club due to ease of access after school. If required, the field will also allow junior football up to Under 11 to be played in Boonah on Saturday mornings.
Phase two will be to make the area safe for use by covering watering points, lowering soccer goal post foundations and filling a couple of low points across the field. This phase is due for completion December 2017.
The club is now looking to assist Boonah State High School to improve the entire oval area with a view to constructing a full size AFL field ready for the start of Season 2019, giving the club and the Fassifern community access to two first class sporting facilities.