A COBRAM Community Soccer Pavilion is set to be installed at Cobram Apex Park, following a recent announcement that Saputo would commit to providing $65,000 toward the project.
Saputo’s contribution, together with that of the Moira Shire Council, the Federal Government and the Victorian Government will secure the much-needed improved facilities for the Cobram community, with $50,000 going toward infrastructure and $15,000 being provided to Cobram Roar Football Club over three years.
The new 664m2 community pavilion will sit adjacent to the existing Cobram Stadium and provide facilities for both players and spectators. Comprising unisex, fully accessible change room facilities, administration facilities for game day officials, as well as improved playing surfaces, the project will allow for increased participation and usage all year.
Saputo Inc. chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Lino A. Saputo, Jr. said, “We are delighted to be contributing to the wellbeing of the Cobram community by supporting the development of this sporting facility. We are constantly evaluating new projects to encourage residents of communities where we operate to adopt healthy lifestyles.”
Moira Shire Mayor, Cr Libro Mustica said Saputo’s support for this new development in Cobram was a wonderful contribution.
“With 260 registered soccer players on AWFA match days, 290 Cobram Junior Soccer Association registered players and 80 plus volunteers there has been increasing demand for more space and better facilities for soccer in Cobram,” Cr Mustica said.
“I commend and thank Saputo for supporting such an important project in Cobram which will enhance the participation of sport for the whole region. This multi-use facility will cater to soccer, but also many other sports played at the precinct, including basketball, netball and cricket.”