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Horsham College Community Pavilion opens doors for clubs

OFFICIAL: Horsham Rural City Council Mayor Pam Clarke, project manager Sue Newell, Jung Tigers Cricket Club’s Ash Wright, Horsham College’s Dale McRae, builder Rob Plazzer, Wimmera Mallee Umpires’ Howard Schier, building relocator Trevor Baker and Horsham Aquatic Centre manager Sam Winter celebrate the opening of Horsham College Community Pavilion.Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

OFFICIAL: Horsham Rural City Council Mayor Pam Clarke, project manager Sue Newell, Jung Tigers Cricket Club’s Ash Wright, Horsham College’s Dale McRae, builder Rob Plazzer, Wimmera Mallee Umpires’ Howard Schier, building relocator Trevor Baker and Horsham Aquatic Centre manager Sam Winter celebrate the opening of Horsham College Community Pavilion.Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Historic Wimmera summer sporting club Jung Tigers officially has new headquarters with the opening of Horsham College Community Pavilion.
The Tigers, an amalgam of Jung, Pimpinio, Horsham and Taylors Lake clubs which have for many years been based at Horsham College despite the absence of clubrooms, will be primary tenants of the former Rosebrook building.
The Tigers, who have more than 100 senior and junior cricket members, contributed $100,000 to the $450,000 Horsham Rural City project via funding through Cricket Victoria and the State Government’s Community Cricket Program: On Common Ground.
The program works as part of Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Community Sports infrastructure Fund.
Horsham Hockey Club and Wimmera Umpires Association will also call the pavilion home and a YMCA After School Care program will run out of the centre later this year.
Cricket Victoria regional cricket manager Stephen Field said the pavilion opening was a major milestone for cricket development in Horsham district.
“What a fantastic outcome for Horsham Rural City Council and Jung Tigers Cricket Club to have this facility realised,” he said.
“As a proud club, with a long history of achievement and support for the youth of the district, Jung Tigers have until now been without a place to display their memorabilia and somewhere they can truly call home.”
Commitment
Mr Field said the Cricket Victoria-State Government contribution to the project represented an important commitment to improve cricket facilities in Horsham, the Wimmera and across the state.
“I look forward to visiting the Jung Tigers cricket rooms during the annual Horsham under-15 Junior Country Week carnival, during T20 school carnivals and other cricket events,” he said.
“I am sure that other community groups will also benefit enormously from this cricket development.”
The opening also represents the latest chapter in the story of a building that was originally a TAFE training restaurant at Horsham racecourse before becoming temporary clubrooms at Horsham Golf Club.
The Horsham council bought the building from Federation University in 2014.
Recreation sustainability manager Rhonda McNeil said the building had been a community asset for many years and the council was pleased to have been able to undertake the work.
“The way the pavilion has been designed means that multiple user groups, both indoor and outdoor, will be able to access and use the space at the same time,” she said.
“This outcome is a great example of how community groups, the council, schools, and the State Government can work together to provide better, multi-functional spaces for the community.”
The repurposed building contains a main function area, accessible entrances at the front and rear, changerooms, showers and toilets, and storage space.
The pavilion, managed by the council, will be available for community groups to book for functions and fundraisers.
Horsham PAWS will be the first to use the facility in this capacity, hosting a trivia night fundraiser on October 20.
People can make bookings via the council’s website www.hrcc.vic.gov.au.

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