Over 100 members of the local community joined Paul ‘The Chief’ Harragon and the Tooheys New Crew when they handed back the new clubhouse to the Lennox Head Combined Sports Association, led by Secretary John Bungate during an official handover ceremony last Saturday.
The crew worked with the local community to finish off the second level of the Lennox Head Combined Sports Association clubhouse from Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 November. During the week the Tooheys New Crew was joined by Origin Legends David Peachey and Paul Sironen.
The Chief thanked volunteers and local businesses for getting behind the club and donating supplies. He also acknowledged the support shown by the Ballina Shire Council with the attendance of mayor David Wright and general manager Paul Hickey.
‘The Tooheys New Crew is all about mateship and we had a fantastic time working with the local community and all of the clubs associated with the Lennox Head Combined Sports Association’, said Harragon. ‘It’s amazing what such a tight-knit community can achieve in just three days.’
Paul Gillespie, Tooheys New Crew project manger, thanked local tradies for volunteering their time. Gillespie named local builder Peter Blakey Players Player and awarded him with a limited edition Tooheys New Esky for his hard work and dedication to the project.
Local LE-BA Boardrider Amanda Weston, who submitted the request for help, accepted a plaque on behalf of the local community, along with John Bungate and Cr Wright to signify the completed renovations.
‘The build couldn’t have happened if it weren’t for the continued support of the Tooheys New Crew’, said Bungate. ‘It’s such an incredible space and provides a new venue for all sporting groups to meet and a place to showcase our memorabilia.’
Players, members and guests can now enjoy the second level of the clubhouse with its new bar, modern lounge area and deck so supporters can enjoy all weather spectating.