The Wright-Scarlett Pavilion

The pavilion at Boss James Reserve named the Wright-Scarlett Pavilion at a special function on Friday evening.

The two co-tenants of Boss James Reserve, Hampton Rovers Football Club and Hampton Cricket Club, have been working together to give the facility an official identity, and it’s fitting it’ll be permanently linked with two people who’ve contributed greatly to their respective clubs – Don Scarlett and Peter Wright.

Don Scarlett played 245 games for the Rovers from 1965 while Peter Wright played 267 games from 1963. For their respective clubs, both have been inducted into the Hall of Fame and are Life Members, spent many years on the committee including as President, among many other roles and achievements. Don was also senior coach of the club from 1994 and broke the premiership drought in 1995.

Bayside Council approved the name at a meeting in late February. The Council is continuing a progressive policy of naming features within local reserves to honour those while they are alive.

The naming event on Friday evening was well attended by members of both clubs.

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