In September 2017, the users of the Angas Recreation Park worked extensively with The Barossa Council to develop a masterplan for the Angas Recreation Park. Users of the park agreed on a sympathetic development that reflects the unique character of our Park, fulfilling community needs, balancing sport, recreation, and multi-use activities.
In April 2020, Council received $881,000 of State Government funding as part of a $2.9 million upgrade. The contribution from users of the park lead by the Angaston Football Club has been agreed at $350,000. These upgrades include:
- Club room extension – the current facility, which seats maximum 120, is too small for many functions such as presentation nights, netball presentations, hire opportunities and special events. The proposed extension will provide a better facility for players and members and will help keep our club strong. Better facilities will attract more people to be engaged with the club, plus provide the community with a much-needed venue.
- Female-friendly change rooms – this will allow the club to be part of the growth in female sport, increasing their participation in what are normally traditional male sports. It is envisioned we would use them as unisex facilities, which will also allow the club and other park stakeholders the opportunity to conduct multi-team tournaments and more easily host finals and higher level games. Toilet facilities would enhance the new outside service area.
- Improved outside service areas – the current fixed service areas are canteen and club rooms. On match days and for other events, we need to erect temporary facilities just for the day. The proposed improvements will allow us to spread the crowd and take the pressure off other service points. In conjunction with extra toilets and increased roofing, this will make a desirable viewing experience and bring greater support both for the Angaston Football Club and other teams who might be playing.
- Add all weather spectator area – Currently, the club has a 100 seat grandstand, limited roofline over the front of club rooms, some trees and cars are able to park nearly the whole diameter of the oval. Up to 800-1000 people attend a home game, and this is much higher for special events and finals, and if weather is inclement or too hot spectators restricted to the car or grandstand. The proposed increase in roofing will allow an extra 400 people to watch games in a protected area, with close access to first class service areas and toilet facilities. This will encourage more people to attend games.
To help reach our target we are seeking financial contributions to help achieve our goal and help develop the best facilities in the BL & G.
How can you help?
Below we have listed a range of initiatives that the Angaston community are running to raise funds to go directly towards the development of the Angas Recreation Park.
Show your Support!
Contact any of our fundraising subcommittee for more details:
Tim Gransbury – 0477882558 Bill Gransbury – 0438083559
Rick Pearson – 0407474207 Bob Haines – 0403000745
Keith Jamieson – 0414714074