When a club takes action, surface attraction

Jervois netballers are jumping for joy – and doing so safely – following major improvements to their courts complex.

The courts in the Lower Murray township, just about opposite Tailem Bend, have undergone a $54,000 upgrade to ensure they are in absolutely tip-top shape:

The courts themselves have been resurfaced and relined.

Cement edging has been installed to protect the asphalt surface and provide a path around the courts.

A fence railing has been installed.

Fresh turf has been laid to replace and improve the area affected by all the works.

The Office for Recreation and Sport was a big contributor, handing over a $25,000 grant under round 41 of the Active Club Program.

Recently the home -team, Jervois Bluds Netball Club hosted the local association netball grand final, giving it a perfect opportunity to show off the improvements.

The verdict (from locals and visitors alike)?

They’re a winner!

The courts are also getting a solid workout from Jervois’ tennis players, who agree the new surfaces are much safer for players, and the new set-up safer and more comfortable for spectators too.

The Bluds are hoping the redevelopment will help their bank balance as well, by bringing in more players and members!

Jervois is a STARclub – a club where quality coaches and officials work with valued volunteers in a safe and welcoming environment.

Becoming a STARclub allows clubs to be better recognised by tiers of government as well as other organisations when it comes to applying for, and receiving, grants and funding of various types.

The program is designed to current South Australian legislation and is updated regularly for best practice in club development.

STARclub is reliant on sharing information with all the people with an interest in making their clubs a better place to be.

For more information about STARclub please contact Marc Maddaford,

Murraylands field officer,