It has taken eight years of determination to see the clubhouse to completion and it is exciting to finally have a home for the club and venue for members. It is also a place that will benefit other community groups.
The Casuarina Hockey Club was founded in 2001 by Margie Coleman with one Under 7 team entered that first year. Three members of Casuarina’s original team have gone on to representative hockey. Madison Fitzpatrick, State Queensland and Australian Under 21, Savannah Fitzpatrick and Oliver Crane, State Queensland. The club currently has 19 teams, six senior teams and 13 junior teams. The club has a strong culture and the Casuarina Hockey Club executive is proud of the club’s growth and success.
To ensure the clubhouse reached completion it received tremendous support from the Tweed Coast Christian Church who gave the club a wonderful, inspiring and heartfelt boost when they needed it most. A number of club members have really stepped up and made massive contributions of time and effort to get the clubhouse finished this year.
The club acknowledges the support received from Mr Geoff Provest and the NSW state government who recognised the work being done and significantly supported the project. The Mayor Mr Barry Longland, Mr Stewart Brawley and all the Tweed Shire Council staff involved in the project provided strong support and advice to see the project to completion.
In February an initiative to raise funds was begun with a ‘Wall of Fame’. This was a massive community effort to raise funds and the club is grateful to these contributors. Peter Fahey and Paul Rippon from Clarence Property were the first to really kick start stage two of the project, things began to gain momentum. Many members of the construction team have contributed significantly.
The club owes an enormous thank you to the club members and everyone who kindly supported the project in time, product and money. It has been a real team effort and to show appreciation the Casuarina Hockey Club will be hosting an opening from 1-2pm at the Casuarina Hockey Clubhouse at the corner of Barclay Drive and Tweed Coast Way, Casuarina on Sunday September 15.