Thursday 25th August 2016
Director of Sports, Christopher Jones came through on a promise to Linden Community when he formally handed over to the Region yesterday 15 Flood Lamps and 10 Bulbs that will be erected at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) facility to support the existing fixtures.
Jones had committed to providing lights for the facility in a meeting with the MSC management, and the Boyce/Jefford Committee last month, stating that such developmental initiatives were an important facet of the work of the Ministry's of Education Department of Sports.
The initiative was facilitated under the Ground Enhancement Project and delivered to the Region that's now the conduit for the project. The 1000W Quad Voltage Metal Halide Flood Fixture and 1000W E40 Metal Halide Lamp Bulbs will be erected in time for this weekend Boyce & Jefford Track and Field Classic VII at the MSC facility. The Lamps and Bulbs cost $1,798,000 of a $2M grant under the project.
Regional Executive Officer, Region 10, Gavin Clarke received the items yesterday on behalf of the Linden community. MSC President, Avery Trim had welcomed the collaborative efforts that is seeing a much-improved and developed facility.
"We are appreciative of these kind sentiments, and we will continue to work to get this venue up to the level that we know it to be," Trim had said. He said that MSC is upbeat about sports within the community and it is only fair that they have a proper facility.
The facility was a hive of activity yesterday with works ongoing on repainting the stands, along with several other corrective and renovation works. The outlook of the ground was fully grassed and flat with just the marking and final rolling to be done.
ILLUMINATION! Director of Sport, Christopher Jones (left) hands over one of 15 Flood Lamps that will be erected at the MSC Ground to Regional Executive Officer, Region 10, Gavin Clarke yesterday while in background, from left, Colin Boyce, MSC President, Avery Trim and Edison Jefford share the moment in Linden.
GOOD TO GO! Director of Sport, Christopher Jones (right) and Chairman of the Boyce/Jefford Committee, Colin Boyce inspect the upgraded MSC Ground yesterday ahead of this weekend's Boyce/Jefford Track and Field Classic VII.