Reserve ready for kick-off

Article image - Reserve ready for kick-off Darren Sprod from Central Coast Football, Mayor Lawrie McKinna and Kevin Robertson, President of the Kincumber Roos FC with some local juniors Frost Reserve is now back in action for over 650 Kincumber football players after Gosford City Council, along with Central Coast Football, spent almost $400,000 to upgrade its seven playing surfaces.

Mayor of Gosford City Lawrie McKinna was joined this week by the Chairman of Central Coast Football, Darren Sprod, and some local players to officially reopen the grounds.

“Our staff, Central Coast Football, and the Kincumber Roos Football Club have worked closely together over the last eight months to install a new sand-slit drainage system and improve the ground’s surface quality,” Mayor McKinna said.

“This upgrade is the first sand-slit project undertaken on a previous landfill site that has been developed into a public reserve by council.

“I’m very proud that council was able to put $320,000 towards the oval’s upgrade, which will especially benefit the football community here on the Central Coast.

“Not only are the players sure to notice a big improvement to the playing surfaces, but the new drainage system will also mean fewer frustrating ground closures than before.

“The new drainage will see water disappear quicker from the surface during wet weather, help the ground dry out faster and get the players back training and playing sooner after rain.”

Central Coast Football and the Kincumber Roos Football Club also contributed $80,000 towards the upgrade, with $25,000 of these funds provided through the state government’s NSW Sport and Recreation Participation and Facility Grant Program.

“Frost Reserve is the home of the Kincumber Roos Football Club and a key venue for Central Coast Football’s 13,000 players,” Mr Sprod added.

“We are delighted with the upgrade to the reserve and our partnership with Gosford City Council on this project.

“Council are to be commended on their collaborative approach and commitment to ensuring a quality facility for the Central Coast Community now and into the future, and we look forward to partnering with it on further projects.”