Over the last couple of months I have watched a once lush and green playing arena that was once Hawker’s enclosed oval, allowed to degenerate into a weed-ridden dust bowl.
Walking the dog this morning, I noticed that the bulldozers were in and stripping the surface. There were also large signs on the fence advertising “tigerturf.com.au” a purveyor of synthetic grass.
Is this the new direction local government is taking in “drought proofing” our ovals? Have they checked with the various football codes that used to utilise this oval, as to whether their various rules allow them to play competition games on synthetic turf?
Or is this once fine football ground being given over to hockey? (Not that there is anything wrong with that).