The $1.5m rebuild of the Castlefield Reserve Pavilion has commenced. Due for completion towards the end of the 2018 season, the new pavilion is the final element of the Castlefield Reserve upgrade.
In recent years, the ground has been resurfaced and new lights installed allowing for night footy. The existing pavilion was demolished earlier this month in readiness for construction.
The Ludstone Street ground is the second home ground of the Hampton Rovers Football Club and while it has primarily hosted junior fixtures previously, it’s set to host more senior teams in the future due to increased player numbers at the club.
In 2018, the two Senior Women’s teams will train and play the majority of their games at Castlefield, while it may also host some Under 19 and Thirds matches.
Once complete, the new facility will include two new female-friendly change rooms, all abilities access, kitchen with kiosk facilities, unisex umpire facilities, spectator shelter, first aid room, two separate club storage areas and a public toilet.
Temporary facilities for players and spectators have been installed for use during the 2018 season.
— Hampton Cricket Club (@Hampton_CC) January 10, 2018
Meanwhile, talks continue with the Bayside City Council regarding the Wright-Scarlett Pavilion redevelopment at Boss James Reserve. Talks have been ongoing for over a year, and while they’ve progressed, neither the Hampton Rovers or Hampton Cricket Club has agreed to the proposed plans. Both clubs are in agreeance that the plans put forward are not in the best interests of the clubs and our members, given the current size and future growth of both clubs. We hope to communicate more positive news in the near future.