Club pleased with facility upgrade

Ashwini SaseedaranSound Telegraph
Pindan’s Gil Bradly, RFS&FC’s Geoff Shaw, Premier Mark McGowan, Mayor Barry Sammels, Member for Baldivis Reece Whitby, and Pindan’s Clint Archer and Andres Navarrete at the upgraded canteen.
Camera IconPindan’s Gil Bradly, RFS&FC’s Geoff Shaw, Premier Mark McGowan, Mayor Barry Sammels, Member for Baldivis Reece Whitby, and Pindan’s Clint Archer and Andres Navarrete at the upgraded canteen.

Deliciously affordable treats will now be served up for spectators and members of the Rockingham Football Sporting and Social Club after a newly upgraded canteen was launched at the weekend.

The important community project was undertaken using funding from the City of Rockingham and the State Government’s Local Projects, Local Jobs program to improve the club’s facilities.

RFS&FC vice-president Geoff Shaw said the upgrades were well overdue for the club, which was established in 1954, with the clubrooms built in 1990.

“As we move towards 30 years in the existing facility, there are a great deal of life members and long-serving volunteers who are over the moon with the outcome,” he said.

“It has been discussed for a very long time and to finally see it finished is a great result.”

The upgrades include deep fryers, a griddle, a new purpose-built extraction fan and grease trap which will offer higher quality foods for the community.

“The original canteen was very small and didn’t have the existing infrastructure to deliver quality food,” Mr Shaw said.

“The canteen can now support functions and events the club can put on to raise much-needed funds that can be used to purchase equipment, provide training for volunteers and meet the financial requirements of running a large community-based sporting club.”

The club officially launched the canteen on Saturday at the Rockingham Rams versus Baldivis Brumbies derby.

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