Improve North Coast Raiders fields and get a turf pitch installed.

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The grass hockey fields at Charles Riley Reserve have been in very poor, and dangerous, condition for many years. They are the joke of the Perth hockey community. These fields require extensive and urgent works to bring them up to standard, and to provide a safe playing environment for the hockey community. The club has been asking the council for years to fix this problem, and the attempts to rectify the issue have been ham-fisted at best.

Further, North Coast Raiders are the oldest hockey club in Australia and a treasured local community organisation. In order to grow and develop as a club we need an artificial surface to host matches and develop our junior players into the Australian representatives of the future.

It is important to note that the City of Stirling is the most populous Council in this State and does not have an artificial hockey pitch on Council land within the city. Our neighbouring Council, Joondalup, has two! 

We, your petitioners, ask the City of Stirling to:

1) Undertake urgent works at Charles Riley Reserve to bring the grass fields up to a standard in keeping with the best standards in the competition, and to provide the ongoing funding and manpower to maintain them at that level. 

2) Work with the club to establish an artificial turf within the City of Stirling of which the City, the club, and the community can be proud.