Lights part of new era

This is going to be a fantastic year for Kyneton District Soccer Club, long-serving president Ron Cole predicted on Friday.
He was speaking at the official launch of the new and completed lighting project at Barkly Square, first announced just over three years ago.
There were positive vibes all round as Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas joined with Macedon Ranges Shire Council representatives and soccer club leaders, coaches and young players at the home of soccer in Kyneton.
With a record number of members (around 320), strong and loyal sponsors, and a likely increase in teams to 16 this coming season, Kyneton (known as Rangers) looks forward to further progress at all levels in the World Game (soccer, also known as football).
“This is a combination of council, the community and state government working together,” stated the mayor, Cr Jennifer Anderson.
Both the district MP and Cr Anderson praised Ron Cole for his progressive outlook and strong leadership, making the club all inclusive with senior and junior players, both male and female, being catered for and provided with coaching expertise. The club was also commended for contributing $50,000 towards the project.
Overall cost was over $446,000 with the shire council providing $296,450 and the State Government $100,000 through the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.
Mr Cole said the lights would enable the club to use the pitches on Barkly Square for extended training and for playing night games; the surface is presently in top order having not been played on for around 18 months (COVID-19 wrecked prospects of a 2020 season).
From humble beginnings in 1974, KDSC has expanded to the stage it is well recognised as one of the leading sporting and community-orientated clubs in the region.
The club is expected to lobby for further improvements at Barkly Square in the future.

Plenty of enthusiasm: Young Kyneton soccer players Laura Stanwix and Ava Coleman (at left) are really looking forward to the 2021 season.

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