Mounties score big win

June 23, 2022 BY

Taking points: A new scoreboard at Mount Clear Rec Reserve will benefit members of the local sports teams like Tom Ryan, Charlie Mills and Shaun Waldon. Photo: TIM BOTTAMS

A NEW scoreboard is on the way for Mount Clear Recreation Reserve.

Member for Buninyong, Michaela Settle, visited the site last week alongside City of Ballarat mayor Cr Daniel Moloney to announce funding for a new electronic display.

With $100,000 from the State Government, Ms Settle said the updated replacement will aid in expanding both Mount Clear Junior Football Club and the local cricket squad.

“What I really love about this club is it is a big growing juniors’ club, so just seeing you all here, I know that it means a lot to you, the club,” she said.

“Getting that scoreboard’s going to make a real difference so you don’t have to keep an eye on running back and forth, it’ll all happen electronically.”

The previous scoreboard has been unused for the past four years, with the clubs using a mobile unit to keep track of their games.

Mount Clear JNFC presided Ashley Madigan said the scoreboard will complement the reserve’s facilities in providing up-to-date equipment.

“The major thing is having a permanent solution, one that certainly presents much better than we’ve got and functions,” he said.

“It’ll certainly reduce some of our requirements on game day just with setup, pack-up, and ongoing running of the scoreboard.”

It is expected the new equipment will be ready to go by the end of the year treasurer of the Mount Clear Cricket Club, Aaron Burford, said it will get plenty of use beyond game day.

“It’ll give us opportunities as well to do other things like movie nights and things like that so it’s going to be a great facility for the community,” he said.