Clubs celebrating $6.4m upgrade

Published 6:00am 17 July 2023

Clubs celebrating $6.4m upgrade
Words by Nick Crockford

A new $6.4 million home for Caboolture Snakes Rugby Union and Caboolture Touch Football has officially opened in Morayfield.

Tiered seating, viewing decks and a new clubhouse have been built upgrading the Petersen Rd Sports Ground for around 2000 players.

Funding came from Caboolture Sports Club, Moreton Bay Regional Council, State and Federal Governments.

"Our club is thrilled to have access to such great facilities thanks to this upgrade,” John Flew, General Manager of Caboolture Snakes Rugby Union Club said.

“Local sports build invaluable connections and bring unparalleled health and wellbeing benefits to our community.

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“Having such wonderful facilities to offer those thinking of taking part is a great step toward healthier, more active communities.

“Our thanks go out to Moreton Bay Regional Council, the State and Federal Governments, and Caboolture Sports Club for their contributions to the project.”

Mayor Peter Flannery said it would not “have been possible” without the Federal ($1.5 million) and State ($1 million) contributions.

This upgrade includes equitable access to change facilities to help grow rugby union and touch football and make our region a more inclusive environment for everyone to play sport,” he said.

Craig Thomas, CEO of Caboolture Sports Club Group, said it was working hard on “building key partnerships like these, to bring quality modern facilities to the community”.

Clubs celebrating $6.4m upgrade
Delight at the funding announcement in November 2020.

Federal Member for Longman Terry Young said grassroots sporting groups were the lifeline of a strong community.

"From players young and old who love the game, to the parents who enjoy cheering their kids on from the sidelines at home games, sport has a way of bringing Australian communities together,” he said.

State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan remembered “playing inter-school sports at these fields over 30 years ago”.

“I commend everyone for coming together to deliver this project and I’m pleased that I was able to play a part,” he said.

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