24.9°C 03:00 pm

Jube bounces back

Friday, 17th May, 2013

Volunteer Robert Barrett at the Jube fixing the playing surface. Volunteer Robert Barrett at the Jube fixing the playing surface.

After suffering from some technical difficulties, the Jubilee Oval will be back in action this weekend.

Caretaker of the Jubilee Oval, Alan Tucker said the oval had a recent solenoid malfunction underground.

“This means the oval was flooded in one area,” Mr Tucker said.

“It was a significant wet area and we had to get in and repair it.”

This was the reason the Under 18’s games were moved to the Memorial Oval on Wednesday evening.

“It was essentially unsafe to play football on,” Mr Tucker said.

Mr Tucker said it was a matter of fixing the solenoid, then filling in the ground and smoothing it out.

“It’s something that is happening too much for our liking,” he said.

“But we just need to ensure that care and maintenance is a priority of the oval.”

Mr Tucker said the boundary lines on the field were also marked in red and a second square has been made up for starting the game in the middle.

“We want to even out the wear, it’s a long football season,” he said.

The AFL BH Board are looking at moving some games to the Memorial Oval to protect the Jubilee Oval throughout the year.

© Copyright 2019 Barrier Daily Truth, All Rights Reserved. ABN: 38 684 603 658