With immediate effect Victoria Park has been officially closed for the installation of an irrigation system. The fact that Vic Park desperately needs a better irrigation system and will become a far better playing surface as a result thereof, does not help over 100 Touch teams and the organisers of NEW ZEALANDS largest touch footy competition, as well as Grafton Cricket also one of the countries largest cricket clubs, who now have no place to play.
When informed of the possible installation, field users were told that pipes would be thrust under the surface and that there would be work done on the periphery of the park. Plans were made for extra touch fields and an early summer start to acccomodate the upheaval. Regrettably, that has changed and trenches are now being dug in a matrix across the surface. This work will be completed in December with time being set aside in January to allow the replaced grass to “take”.
So here is what we plan to do….
CORPORATE MIXED – It is possible that certain parts of VIC PARK will STILL BE PLAYABLE have been cut away and this we plan to still play on the 5th & 12th December – Bring your KIT ready to play at VIC PARK.
The 5pm Mixed Competition – For the next 3 weeks games will be moved to COXES bay for a 5:30pm start. Those players used to walking across to the park will need to make a 5-minute car trip up along College Hill Road to WEST END ROAD in Westmere to the Awesom Coxes Bay reserve…
Mens Corporate Games – Most of the Men’s games will be moved to 7:55pm at Coxes Bay reserve
- 5th December – 5pm and Mens to COXES BAY. Corporate Mixed on Standby (Games still scheduled at VIC PARK spare fields)
- 12th December – 5pm and Mens to COXES BAY. Corporate Mixed on Standby (Games still scheduled at VIC PARK spare fields)
- 19th December – POSSIBLE MOVE OF ALL FIXTURES TO AUCKLAND DOMAIN
- 9th January – POSSIBLE MOVE OF ALL FIXTURES TO AUCKLAND DOMAIN