TORONTO Awaba Junior Football Club will host a family fun night as part of the grand opening of its newly renovated clubhouse at Finnan Oval, Blackalls Park, tomorrow night.
Club president Ian Salmon said the opening would be an important chapter in the club’s history.
The addition of proper dressing rooms for the players, a new canteen and modern amenities for spectators would be welcomed, he said.
‘‘Mayor Greg Piper, Robert Holland, representing Blackalls Park Community Operating Committee, and Newcastle Jets captain Jobe Wheelhouse will attend the opening ceremony,’’ Mr Salmon said.
Cr Piper will welcome everyone at 6pm followed by an address by guest speaker, the former cricketer and Australian spin bowler, Robert Holland.
The children’s movie Zoo Keeper will be screened in a Cinema Under the Stars event.
A jumping castle and other children’s entertainment will be provided.
The new clubhouse includes two dressing rooms, the refitted canteen, sports storage areas, a toilet for the disabled, a referees’ room and public toilets.
Toronto Hotel Magpies Cricket Club will also use the oval and renovated facilities.
Mr Salmon said the club had 27 junior teams and the modernised clubhouse would be an important asset for the club which was expecting to field even more teams next season.
‘‘Our club will also host the grand finals for Macquarie Football Limited on September 7, 8 and 9 with players from Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley participating,’’ he said.