SALE Umpires Association is moving house to Bundalaguah after 10 years of sharing the clubrooms at Stephenson Park in Sale.
After an offer by Sporting Legends chief executive Ken Bailey, the umpires’ club didn’t hesitate.
SUA president Pete Perillo said the committee jumped at the chance to move to the modern, well set-up clubrooms with indoor/outdoor training facilities.
“It’s a lovely facility with everything we need, and in a great central spot because we have umpires that have to travel from all corners of the shire, particularly around the Maffra, Boisdale and Stratford areas,” he said.
“We are very excited about the move and hope to be in there by the start of next season, in February.”
Perillo said SUA was keen to attract more umpires to the club, and the newer facilities and convenient location would help to do that.
The $600,000 facility was built by Sporting Legends, in partnership with the Bundalaguah Cricket Club, for use by local sports clubs.
The indoor centre complements the ovals at Bundalaguah, which were also bought by Sporting Legends.
The SUA sponsorship deal includes use of a community bus to pick up umpires on training nights.