Modewarre to shine bright up with scoreboard upgrades

November 20, 2023 BY

A concept design of the Mount Moriac Reserve LED scoreboard. Photo: SUPPLIED

A NEW electronic (LED) scoreboard is on the way to Mount Moriac Reserve enhancing both player and spectator experience.

The $80,000 scoreboard upgrades will benefit local clubs that use the sporting reserve on gameday and for training including the Modewarre Football Netball Club, Modewarre Cricket Club and Mt Moriac Tennis Club.

The new full colour LED scoreboard (standing at 3840mm wide and 2880 high) will be attached to a set frame and operated via a laptop and wireless device.

The modern feature will also allow resident clubs to also acknowledge all important club sponsors.

The Modewarre Football Netball Club, Community Bank Surf Coast, Surf Coast Shire Council and the Victorian Government all contributed funds towards the project.

Modewarre FNC president, Dan Morter said the upgrades would bring the club up to speed with others in the area.

“We are pretty excited to be in the building stages of this project which will benefit the club in many ways.

“Not only will it be great to have the scores up there in lights, but to give our sponsors some credit and to give back to them for all they’ve done.

“The footings are in, the steel is going in next week and we can’t wait to have it up and running.”

Surf Coast Shire Council general manager community life, Gail Gatt said the project was a great example of Council supporting a community organisation to plan and deliver its own project.

“The scoreboard with latest technology will create a more impressive and professional game day experience for spectators and players.

“The club has used a portable LED screen for the past three seasons, with the support of a sponsor, and it has proven to bring great exposure and benefits for all featured club sponsors.

“The larger permanent screen, with better features, will elevate the output and benefits for all.”

Community Bank Surf Coast marketing coordinator, Kelly Turner said they were proud to contribute towards the project.

“Modewarre has been a fantastic supporter of ours for many years and it’s great to help them with bringing this to life.

“It’ll no doubt assist with the game day experience and help to elevate the local football, and cricket experience at Mount Moriac Reserve.”

Member for South Barwon, Darren Cheeseman said the upgrades would be a great asset for local sporting clubs.

“The current scoreboard located at Mount Moriac Reserve proves difficult for players and spectators alike in keeping score and watching the time.

“With the installation of a new electronic scoreboard, it makes those tight matches that much easier, leaving spectators on the edge of their seats for all the right reasons.”

The project is due for completion in January 2024.

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