Parrots net funding

Left, New nets coming: Leongatha footballers Daniel Tuckett, Matthew Grylls, Nick Tuckett and Ben Geite are happy that new nets are on the way.

LEONGATHA Football Club has secured funding for new netting behind the goal square at the town end of the ground.

The South Gippsland Shire Council has come to the party and will be paying for new netting and installation of protective nets.

The current nets have been in tatters and let numerous footballs through on to the cars in the SPLASH carpark, which the council approved and came into operation in 2005.

The net was erected to stop cars being damaged.

Leongatha Football Club president Mal Mackie said the nets have been getting pretty raggedy over the past few months and is happy that the council are erecting new nets.

In the past the club has had to deal with numerous broken windscreens of users of SPLASH and spectators due to the holey nets.

“We didn’t want to argue with our spectators so we paid for the first two broken windows, then decided that it wasn’t our problem,” Mr Mackie said.

The club then erected a sign that reads: “Please note the Leongatha Football Club will not be held responsible for any damage to vehicles. Park at own risk.”
The signs sit at the entrance to the car park.

“The next person it happened to we couldn’t pay for it, I’m not sure whether the council paid for it or insurance,” Mr Mackie said.

Ian Murphy, council recreation officer has confirmed that the contractor to install the netting has been appointed and that the netting will be erected on February 23 or 24.

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