After many years working with council to resolve an ongoing issue, Runaway Bay Soccer Club have finally received new lights for their fields.
For a number of years, the club has faced challenges from its lighting source with automatic power outages and the lights dimming below safe levels being some of many problems.
For a number of years, the club has worked with Gold Coast City Council on how to resolve the ongoing issue, with problems arising as per usual.
“An issue we had as do most clubs is the cost factor. The project was quite expensive,” said club secretary Suzanne Geraghty.
However, with the Gold Coast hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the club received positive news that they would be receiving new lights.
“The injection of funds to help improve sporting infrastructure on the Coast was a blessing for our club,” said Geraghty.
The new lights were not only the newest additions to the precinct, with the Athletics club who neighbours the Bayhawks also receiving some support.
Prior to the commencement of the 2018 season, Runaway Bay’s old lights were removed and the new lights installed, ready for use at the beginning of the season.
With lighting being a major issue to a lot of locally based clubs, it is a great positive for our game to see that the council has recognised the issues and are willing to help if they are able.
“The new lighting was benefited us immensely and we are extremely grateful to Gold Coast City Council for this work,” said Geraghty.