Boomers bounce into new clubrooms

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Dardanup Shire Council president Mick Bennet hands over the keys to Eaton Boomers vice-president Greg Hodgins, football director Craig Gray and board member Jenny Scott.
Camera IconDardanup Shire Council president Mick Bennet hands over the keys to Eaton Boomers vice-president Greg Hodgins, football director Craig Gray and board member Jenny Scott. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

Eaton Boomers Football Club is hoping to play its next fixtured home game at Glen Huon Reserve after this afternoon getting the keys to an impressive new facility.

Dardanup Shire Council today handed over the keys to the club following months of waiting for multi-million dollar upgrades to be completed.

The development could see the Boomers take on Busselton during NAIDOC Week on July 2.

Boomers vice-president Greg Hodgins said he was confident Round 11 would be the first time the club would have home-ground advantage this season, but the club still had some challenges ahead.

Mr Hodgins said the club was “ecstatic” to have the keys and work was underway to get it fitted out.

“The football club is extremely grateful,” he said.

“We still have challenges as far as decking out – we’ve never had a facility before, so we have quite a bit to source.

“We have to thank everyone that made it happen, the shire CEO and all the staff, Councillor Danny Harris, they’ve done a lot of hard yards to get it done.”

He said the new facility was a “big empty shell” and having nowhere to set up and make money for the past 18 months meant the club had a long road ahead.

However, he said the club and the players were excited to move in and “get going”.

The Boomers’ 500sq m football pavilion features a function room, floor to ceiling windows and doors overlooking the football oval and an impressive commercial kitchen.

The softball pavilion is still in construction and is the next big ticket item to be completed, according to shire president Mick Bennett.

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