Cherry Gardens Ironbank Recreation Ground and Club
We are a community owned sporting precinct for the local football, netball, cricket and tennis clubs. Everything you see here is 100% owned by our local community and we are a very family friendly organisation with a strong focus on junior programs where we encourage participation, gender equality, teamwork and growth of our youth in skills and ability.
The clubrooms are used most days of the week either for training, playing games in one of the sporting codes or just the local community using the oval, courts and equipment to keep fit, exercise the dog or just relax.
Meals are available on Thursday nights and after home games and everyone is welcome to join us any time.
The Recreation Ground AGM was held recently and congratulations to Andy Adams who was elected as President for the 2019 year. All other positions were filled by the incumbent committee members. Football season for us starts on April 6th at Torrens Valley but before then we will have already played a couple of trial games.
Our AGM is on 20 March. We welcome any members of the Community to come along, get involved and have your say. Each year we barely break even, costs are always going up and we struggle to maintain our assets. The last thing we want to do is hand over the grounds to the council or be forced to lock the site and only open for members.
Well Cherry Chatter readers the football season is fast approaching, and our senior players are already well into the pre-season training. The 2018 season was really a great success for the club and we are hoping and working towards 2019 being at least as good. Our Seniors are keen for “back to back” premierships.
It was good to have a break from cricket, but we're back into the swing of things with some good results already. To date our top wicket takers for the season are- James Wissell 11, Riley Allison 8, Finn Baker 6. Off the field we’ve had a couple of very successful events and the ‘reviews’, albeit self written, can be seen below.
On 15th of December the Cricket Club, along with Cherry Chatter, had a Christmas Show following two T20 games that were played against the Aldgate Cricket Club. The clubs also used this gathering as an opportunity to have an official opening of the new Playground and play area.
Believe it or not, we're already a month into the cricket season, it really sneaks up on you + This year on Saturday December 15th the Cricket Club is holding a T20 Double Header and this will be immediately followed by a Community Christmas Show complete with a visit from Santa for the kids.
We are very happy that the work has started on the upgrade to the playground area at the Recreation ground. At the moment there is a lot of earthworks going on (thanks to Moons Earthmoving and Concrete) including a new retaining wall that was needed to hold in the Softfall and new drainage and a lot of dirt removed in readiness for the new equipment that will be installed later in November. There are also new concrete paths.
Playing sport (and for us playing football) is a great way to spend time together as a community and of course everything feels better when you are winning. This year our club has come away with 2 Premierships which is an outstanding effort for the players, members and supporters.
Netball. End of season report. What another awesome day for our netball club hosting the Hills Assoc Grand Final games for the second year in a row. The weather was perfect, the courts sparkling and the great crowds gave it a carnival atmosphere.