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Spruced up Jube ready for another big season

Friday, 25th February, 2011

LET THERE BE LIGHT: Mick Vlatko from Country Energy upgrades the lighting at the Jubilee Oval. LET THERE BE LIGHT: Mick Vlatko from Country Energy upgrades the lighting at the Jubilee Oval.

By John Casey

Broken Hill's most important sporting location, the Jubilee Oval, will be looking and sounding even better after important maintenance work was completed on Tuesday night.

In preparation for next month's celebrity cricket match and the upcoming 2011 football season, 'The Jube' has undergone a minor facelift and upgrade.

"New speakers have been installed and during the test run on Tuesday night it sounded fabulous," said Wayne Pavlich, vice-president of the Outback Emus who are promoting the celebrity cricket match.

"Country Energy also conducted some maintenance work on the light towers replacing some globes and I'd like to thank Mick Vlatko and Gary Hunter for their expertise.

"With the work that has been carried out the venue should be looking a treat for the celebrity cricket match on Wednesday March 16," Mr Pavlich added.

Both scoreboards at the Jubilee Oval have also recently been painted and further preparations will be undertaken at a working bee on Sunday March 6 to coincide with Clean Up Australia Day activities.

The Outback Emus, who have raised almost $150,000 for local junior sport, are expecting a healthy crowd to attend next month's celebrity cricket match.

"We have had a lot of positive feedback about the concept and hope to see as many people as possible at the game to help us raise more money for local junior sport," Mr Pavlich said.

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