The Barmaryee Multi-Sports Precinct is set to host Capricorn Coast touch football players for the first time as season two fixtures commence on Wednesday 16 July.
Mayor of Livingstone Shire, Councillor Bill Ludwig said now that Stage 1 of the Barmaryee Multi-Sports Precinct has been completed, the Capricorn Coast Touch Association will be the first sporting organisation to make use of the new facility.
“The State government has assisted Council with Stage 1 of the project by providing $600,000 in funding towards the amenities block and field lighting,” said Councillor Ludwig.
“Once fully completed, the Barmaryee Multi-Sports Precinct will comprise the touch football fields, junior and senior rugby league fields, netball courts, multi-purpose sports oval (for AFL/cricket), a fitness trail and a fully equipped family destination playground.”
“It is envisaged that more than six sporting organisations with over 5000 participants will eventually utilise the facility, and that a host of major sporting events will be attracted to our Region,” Cr Ludwig said.
Councillor Tom Wyatt, who holds the portfolio for Sport, Recreation, Parks and Community Facilities, said that the Capricorn Touch Association is already making the most of its new home with over 400 touch football players signing up to play this season.
“With the Precinct offering four touch football fields, irrigation, field lighting, as well as a multipurpose canteen building, I am confident that the move to the Barmaryee Multi-Sports Precinct will see team numbers for the competition grow,” said Councillor Wyatt.
“This facility is sure to create some exciting opportunities for sport on the Capricorn Coast,” Councillor Wyatt said.
The Capricorn Coast Touch Association will host a sausage sizzle from 5:00pm on Wednesday 16 July with the first teams taking to the fields at 6pm.