Fix Yarrambat Oval for local junior football #community #kidsfootball #auskick #500kids

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Yarrambat War Memorial Park has been the home to Yarrambat Junior Football Club for approximately 40 years. The club itself has approximately 500 junior members who use  the oval on a weekly basis from April to September each year. This year the club has fielded 17 teams and has a large Auskick clinic catering for 120 Auskickers and a growing girls membership with 3 girls teams being fielded in 2019. The club co tenants the facility with Plenty Valley Cricket Club who has installed turf wickets in the center of the ground for its Summer cricket season over the past 5 years. Whilst these wickets work extremely well in Summer for the cricket club when it comes to the football season the center section of the oval becomes a clay pit of mud that makes playing the game of football virtually impossible. Opposition teams post photos on their facebook pages highlighting the "horrendous" conditions that they had to play football in @ YJFC. The football club would like the Nillumbik council to take action to find a solution to the maintaining of the public facility so that the 500 local junior members are able to play the sport they love without being compromised with a sub standard facility during the football season. The football club understands that we must all co exist and as an executive team we want to however the needs of  500 local junior members who just want a facility that allows them to play football at a local club that has been part of the community for 40 years must be a priority.


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