Moonee Valley Leader
Hessian covers for Moonee Valley Cricket Club
Our club has just opened fantastic new clubrooms to help us rebuild.
We also want a women’s team for the first time in 10 years.
Unfortunately, our hessian pitch covers have fallen apart with old age, meaning even when the pitch is covered, games are being called off due to moisture under the covers or the pitch sweating.
Money spent on the rooms, plus a poor canteen season from demountables (and a break-in) means we can’t afford them.
We also need a new scoreboard for our second oval.
The major costs associated with the project are
The sole costs for us are replacing the hessian covers and having them delivered from the Mt Waverley warehouse.
The $1,000 grant will be used
The quote we have received is for two 3.5x25m hessian covers, totalling $830 ($415 each), with $45 freight. The quote we have for a new portable scoreboard is $250.
How they raise the rest of the funding
There is only a small shortfall, which we would make from next season's playing affiliation fees.