Modbury SC's Jet Park Grand Opening
Saturday 18th March proved to be a monumental moment in the history of Modbury Jets Soccer Club and for football in the north-eastern suburbs of Adelaide as the first artificial installed at a Club's facility was unveiled to the public.
The synthetic turf will increase ground usage from 10 hours to 60 hours per week, will house Juniors at the same facility for the first time in seven years and will also be used by Women's & Girls teams at the Jets, as well as local rivals Modbury Vista SC's home matches.
The project - which is the second of seven to be conducted by Football Federation South Australia over the next 12 months, cost $1m in funding from the State Government which was then matched by the Tea Tree Gully Council.
Speaking at a pre-match function were South Australia's Treasurer, Mr. Tom Koutsantonis MP, Mayor Kevin Knight from Tea Tree Gully Council and President of Modbury Jets Soccer Club, Jeff McCormack.
Following the event inside, all eyes turned to the pitch for the Senior clash between Modbury Jets and State League 1 rivals Salisbury United. Both sides lined up either side of the new halfway line for the cutting of the ribbon by the Treasurer and Mayor Kevin Knight.
Mr. Tom Koutsantonis MP & Mayor of Tea Tree Gully Council, Mr. Kevin Knight, cut the ribbon to open Modbury Jets's new facility. Photo: Adam Butler.
And just like that, the new facility was opened. The players took their positions on the synthetic turf for the first time and attention quickly turned to fighting for a vital three points.
Salisbury United looked to spoil the welcome party for the Jets with a goal in the second minute but Jason Trimboli's men settled their nerves to come from behind and secure a first up win on their new deck.
Adam Butler's from the Grand Opening can be found HERE.