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More upgrades for Jubilee

Saturday, 24th March, 2012

NEW LOOK: BHFL Chairman Glenn Williams with the newly installed interchange facilities. NEW LOOK: BHFL Chairman Glenn Williams with the newly installed interchange facilities.

It’s generally the last place footballers want to sit, but suddenly the prospect of getting benched doesn’t seem so bad.

The Broken Hill Football League has installed new interchange boxes at the Jubilee Oval that replace the old grey concrete booths that formerly stood in front of the grandstand.

The upgrade is the latest in a long line of improvments at the ground which have included sub-surface irrigation, improved lighting, new fencing and a complete grandstand upgrade.

BHFL Chairman Glenn Williams said the new interchange facilities would be more comfortable and safe for players.

“The old boxes were made of bessa blocks and they were very low... if you walked into them you’d break your nose,” he said.

“They were a bit dangerous so to keep up with AFL and occupational health and safety standards we had to get rid of them.

“The new boxes are a design similar to AAMI stadium and are about two metres high so people shouldn’t walk into them.

“They’re made of steel and polycarbonate and were manufactured locally as well.”

The new benches will povide more room for players, as well as training staff, medical personnel and emergency umpires.

“It’s one of the many investments the League has made towards improving football in Broken Hill,” said Mr Williams.

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