Many clubs around the Gold Coast are constantly improving their facility to keep up with the demand of their members and players.
Surfers Paradise Apollo Soccer Club were in dire need of a facelift after not having any renovations or improvements done for many years.
With the club going through difficult times at the beginning of the decade, a change in personnel around the club and extra hands came in handy to complete a new project that would change the course of the clubs future for many years.
Apollo set out to re-design and completely upgrade their existing clubrooms, which included improvements made to their canteen and office spaces.
“We all talked about the project for years but nobody went ahead and drove it,” said Vera Georgiou, club secretary.
Andres Gonzalez, club treasurer and junior co-ordinator headlined the project and had the vision to finally put words into action. Without him, it seems as though the project would not have happened.
“He went in and smashed the project out of the park. He liaised with club members and our Head Coach at the time Dave Benigno to get the Premier League players, junior players and parents and everyone around to get the work done,” said Georgiou.
Anyone who had a trade around the club were happy to help at any time, knowing that the improvements would be beneficial for them as members.
The project itself was supported by a number of businesses but a major one to mention was Beaumont Tiles.
The new facilities are now being used by members who love to sit inside and have a comfortable place to do so now.
Due to the popularity of the inside and the layout, the rooms are now being used as a place for celebratory functions due to the work that was conducted.
The club has no plans on stopping with improvements, after also developing their home changing room they are looking forward to their next endeavours.
“We want to improve our Visitors Room, dugouts and the front patio of the club rooms. We are working on these projects slowly,” said Georgiou.