BIG IDEAS: The plan details the upgrades for the Cherbourg Sports Complex, which is planned to start work over the next few months.
BIG IDEAS: The plan details the upgrades for the Cherbourg Sports Complex, which is planned to start work over the next few months. Bridgitte Waller

Community's game plan to bring local sport back to home turf

MUCH needed upgrades to a South Burnett sporting club will give more people the chance to get involved in the camaraderie of local sport.

Cherbourg Sports Club is set to have major changes happening at the complex over the next year.

Cherbourg Sports Complex sports coordinator Bridgitte Waller is welcoming the extensive upgrades.

"At the moment we are waiting for the colder months to pass before we start.”

"In the meantime we are re-leveling, re-irrigating, turfing and putting fencing around the oval to prepare for the upgrades over the coming months.”

"We are hoping to have homegrounds for our cricket and netball teams within the next year.”

At the moments local Cherbourg teams are having to travel to different towns around the area to play sport.

"We have an amazing cricket team who are playing in Murgon at the moment.

"It will be great to bring them back here where they have the support from the local community.”

"Our girls are also going out to Nanango and Kingaroy netball courts to play.”

"Travel can be difficult and limit the number of girls being able to play.”

"However, we have a number of dedicated volunteers to take them to games,” she said.

Waller is most looking forward to having the option for the locals to play on the grounds and community members to come along to spectate and cheer on the players.

"Sport brings people together as it gives them a common cause,” Waller said.

"There is also the benefit of being physically active, which is also a positive in communities.”

As part of a donation by the Community Gambling Benefit Fund, the sporting complex will have two 'Big Ass Fans' installed into the complex this year.