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Refurbished hard court reopens at Rose Place

Refurbished hard court reopens at Rose Place

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Residents of the Rose Place community turned out in their numbers last week Tuesday, November, 30, to celebrate the reopening of their refurbished hard court.{{more}}

The reopening of the court, refurbished to the tune of $161,000, was a joint operation conducted by the National Sports Council and the National Lotteries Authority, and took close to one month to complete.

The facility over the years had suffered the effects of a great deal of vandalism, with the dismantling and removal of the washrooms and pipes, graffiti on walls, and destruction of the surface.

Work done on the facility saw the installation of court lights, an upgrade of the commentary area/ change rooms, rescreening and repainting of the fence, as well as the rescreening and extension of the surface.

A gate was also installed on the compound.

The court can now facilitate the playing of the traditional sports such as basketball and netball, as well as volleyball and lawn tennis.

The reopening ceremony heard addresses from a number of key speakers, including Murray Bullock, Chairman of the National Lotteries Authority; Chairman of the National Sports Council Carlton James; NSC manager Osborne Browne; constituency Representative René Baptiste; Senator Michelle Fife and Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.

The speakers urged the members of the community to take care of the facility and encouraged them to make full use of it.

The court is being managed by the Rose Place Sports Management Committee.(JJ)

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