BRAZIER STREET GOAL FENCE
In April 2015 ESA along with a number of generous businesses took on the task of erecting a tall ball fence behind the Brazier St goals with the fence structure provided by The Shire of Esperance. This will prevent balls going out onto the road behind the goals which was causing danger to road users and to the players retrieving the balls. We are very grateful to the ESA members who gave up a great deal of their time to take on this complicated task.
Esperance Soccer Association wish to give sincere thanks to the following local businesses for their generosity:
Concrete World – donation of 5m concrete
Coates Hire – donation of Cherry Picker Hire
Ranlec – discounted fees for their services, which we would not have succeeded without.
We also wish to thank EDRA for the funding contribution from their Sporting Trust and the Shire of Esperance for the fence structure and assistance in preparing its installation. In particular, the great Groundsmen – Jason and Jon.
Little Lords Lights
Lights suitable for training and games where erected on the Little Lords field (corner of Brazier and Jane St) early 2012 thanks to several grants.
Magellan Metals provided $50,000
Department of Sport and Recreation provided $50,000 through a CSRFF Small Infrastructure Grant.
And the remaining funds came from Royalties for Regions via the Shire of Esperance, who managed the project.
Other sporting associations may hire usage of the lights for $20/hr (payable to ESA) which helps towards covering repairs and electricity usage.Those groups will also need to book the grounds for use. Contact Bay of Isles Leisure Centre or the Shire of Esperance.
Greater Sports Ground Staged Development
Along with establishment of the lights came a realigning of the Little Lords field to 90m. This allows for four 45m x 30m pitches to be created in a cross pattern.
The Shire of Esperance installed a new bore and replaced all reticulation on the Greater Sports Grounds in March 2013. This has made a great improvement to pitch quality, especially on the perimeters.