Clubroom work starts

Irrewarra Cricket Club members are pictured after work began on the club’s new clubrooms at Colac Secondary College.

A key user of the Colac Secondary College oval says a new facility at the venue is set to create a significant boost for sport in the city.

Work has started on clubrooms at CSC, which are on track for competition by the 2018-19 cricket season.

Irrewarra cricket officials made a brave decision to move from the farming community to Colac in 2015, with a plan to generate funding to create a base for the Redbacks at CSC.

Irrewarra’s Jarrod Hay said having another sporting facility in Colac would boost opportunities for cricketers and other codes, with the Colac Tigers Football Club also jumping on board.

“We’ll use it all summer from October to March and the Colac Football Club will use it for their junior program and also some of their pre-season training,” he said.

“And who knows what will happen with women’s footy growing the way it is.”

The Redbacks will enter their fourth season based out of their new home after ending a 92-year association at the Irrewarra township with the club’s relocation to CSC.

Cricketers used changerooms across the road at Central Reserve’s old hockey fields during the process of creating new facilities at CSC.

See today’s Colac Herald for more.

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