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AFL star gives thumbs up to oval upgrade

AFL star gives thumbs up to oval upgrade AFL star Josh Kennedy has taken time out from pre-season training, to inspect progress on the $2.5 million upgrading of Wagener Oval at Ashbury. No  

AFL star Josh Kennedy has taken time out from pre-season training, to inspect progress on the $2.5 million upgrading of Wagener Oval at Ashbury.

The Sydney Swans captain joined the Mayor of the City of Canterbury Bankstown, Khal Asfour, and AFL NSW/ACT Chief Executive, Sam Graham.

Mr Graham said the AFL NSW/ACT’s $250,000 commitment will be used to construct a new amenities building.

"This will have a positive impact on the Canterbury-Bankstown community and our local club, the Western Suburbs Junior Australian Football Club," he said.

Kennedy was impressed with what he saw and shared vision of the Council and AFL NSW/ACT.

"When completed, this facility will be one of the best community AFL venues in Sydney," Kennedy said.

Mayor Asfour indicated players should be back on the field next month, following the installation of new irrigation, drainage and reconstruction of the ground itself.

"We will have an excellent playing facility which will rival any local suburban ground," Mayor Asfour said.

"This is one of the many projects we are delivering at our parks and sporting fields in 2017-18, at a total cost of almost $11 million."

Stage two of the Wagener Oval project will see the construction of the amenities building, complete with change rooms for home and away teams, public toilets, canteen, storage and club room.

Following today’s inspection, Kennedy conducted an impromptu skills session with around a dozen local junior players, before heading back to the SCG and his Swans teammates.


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