Announcer Box upgrade in time for centenary
UNTIL recently, the announcer calling a Rugby League match at Crisp Oval would have to climb into the rickety and rundown two-storey box.
But when the C-Grade Stanthorpe Gremlins and Texas Terriers run onto the field for the first game of the season at the oval later this month, the commentary will come from a brand new, fully accessible building.
The 3x6m wheelchair accessible announcer's box was installed on the western side of the field in January.
"I was up there on the weekend making sure the score boards and the microphone work," Stanthorpe Junior Rugby League president Lindsay Adams said.
"It's good to go."
The box was the latest in a long-running infrastructure upgrade bringing facilities at the oval up to date ahead of 100-year anniversary celebrations in August.
In recent years the club has built two new dressing rooms, installed new field lighting, goal posts, and a dugout, improved seating, renovated the kitchen and canteen facilities, and built a disabled toilet and mother's room inside the clubhouse.
Mr Adams said the club had been incredibly lucky to receiving funding to make these upgrades a reality, and the final touch would be a fresh lick of paint on the changing sheds.
"That'll surplice things up a bit," he said.
"Basically we'll be about as pretty as we can be."