Creswick stoked for lights

LIGHTS: Creswick Soccer Club stalwart Gerry Flapper, Rebecca Vanderpol and vice-president Jock Charles are looking forward to having the club's lights completed.
LIGHTS: Creswick Soccer Club stalwart Gerry Flapper, Rebecca Vanderpol and vice-president Jock Charles are looking forward to having the club's lights completed.

Creswick Soccer Club is excited to install lights at Lindsay Park, which will allow it to train at its home facility through winter and host night matches in the future.

Vice-president Jock Charles said the $160,000 lighting project, funded by the state government and the Hepburn Shire Council, would be a huge addition to the club’s facilities.

In recent times, the club’s senior team has been forced to hire a pitch at Morshead Park to train over winter. This will no longer be the case once the project is finished, which the club expects will be mid-August.

“The surface out at Lindsay Park is magnificent, it’s as good as anything in Ballarat. Just having these lights I think will attract a few more quality people and being close enough to Ballarat we should be able to tap into some good people,” Charles said.

The club will host a reunion on July 29 and is encouraging all past and present players, coaches and supporters to come along. Tickets can be booked online: creswicksc.teamapp.com or call Charles 0447 418 295.