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Clontarf roll out

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019

Clontarf Academy students with the fresh turf. PICTURE: Myles Burt Clontarf Academy students with the fresh turf. PICTURE: Myles Burt

By Myles Burt

Broken Hill Clontarf Academy students rolled out some “green carpet” yesterday to help patch up Jubilee Oval with fresh turf. 

Clontarf Director Ben Thorn said the oval grassing effort was one of their community activities to get the students out helping, and out of school for a change of scene.

“Give them some hands-on work that they really enjoy doing and then back to school this afternoon,” Mr Thorn said.

He said seeing what kind of work goes into maintaining the Jubilee Oval was a good activity for the young footballers, especially with their upcoming Silver City Shield competition that will host 14 other Clontarf academies from across NSW, South Australia and Victoria.

“It will be good for the boys when they play next year in that carnival to see some of the hard work they put in and being able to play on the oval,” Mr Thorn said.

The Clontarf Academy students said they enjoyed helping out at the Jube by spreading fertiliser before laying down the strips of grass.

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