Season 2018 is yet to begin, but Anakie’s football and netball teams are already celebrating, after the opening of a brand new pavilion at Anakie Reserve.
The much-needed facility features gender neutral and accessible changerooms for football, netball and cricket, along with umpires’ rooms, a First Aid room and storage area.
The City of Greater Geelong provided $1.077 million for construction of the building, with the state government contributing $100,000.
It means the Anakie Kangaroos will enjoy spacious, modern facilities at the ground they’ve called home since 1925.
The club is also now well placed to accommodate women’s football, which continues to expand rapidly in the Geelong region.
The pavilion was officially opened by Windermere Ward Councillor Anthony Aitken and The Hon. John Eren, Minister for Sport, at a ceremony attended by the local sporting community on Sunday morning.
Mayor Bruce Harwood:
The new pavilion gives Anakie’s passionate players, members and supporters a facility they can take pride in, and sets the club up for a bright future.
As a City, we invest in projects such as this because we believe participation in grassroots sport is vitally important for a healthy and connected community.