Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

'We're Fed Up and We Won't Play.'

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

'We're Fed Up and We Won't Play.'

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Travis Parry: I will happily donate blue couch grass from my property to MRFZ's new facility so that kids gave a good grassed pitch to play on. Yeah, that's right I'll donate it, free! It's starting to dry out a bit out here and it can't be all cut from one area, but combined areas, but here's my offer MRFZ. Instead of complaining and crackin a tanty I'm thinking of a way to help. I have an opinion about all this but as I've learnt the hard way it's not worth bringing it up unless it's a total game changer.

Jerry Spark: Too busy spending money on the clubhouse rather than what's actually important is Mackay logic.

Mandy Tait-Sinclair: The fields are nowhere near ready to play on but the reason we are all there is because our kids love football.

Give my boys a ball and they'll play anywhere, dirt & rock or grass! No complaints from them on Saturday.

Robert Conroy: Fields were not playable, they're a few months away from being ready in my opinion, and the $2 charge on top of rego is a bit of a joke.

Justin Van Heerden

justin.vanheerden@dailymercury.com

FOOTBALL: Samantha Paterson and many other parents in the football community are concerned about the quality of the Mackay Football Park in Glenella.

Football Mackay unveiled its new home in Glenella on March 12 this year.

"The main concern I and many others have is the state of the fields," Mrs Paterson said.

"They are not up to scratch and there are concerns for all children that play on these fields. There are ditches, rocks, glass, dirt patches, holes and weeds. It is just not acceptable."

Mrs Paterson believes, moving forward, the facilities have the capability to be brilliant.

"Look, when they finish their projects, it is going to be great; although our children are playing on these fields now," she said. …

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