Kitchen opening and Festival of Hockey held in Narrogin

July 26, 2019 at 3:46 PM

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The official opening of the Upper Great Southern Hockey Association’s (UGSHA) kitchen at the Narrogin Hockey Turf was held on 5 July. 

The UGSHA received $50,000 from the 2017 Wheatbelt Community Chest Fund. The complete project was to plan, construct and refurbish the existing kitchen at the Bevan George Pavilion, Narrogin Hockey Stadium. 

The UGSHA contributed $146,400 cash and $15,250 in-kind for a total project value of $211,650.

Upgrades to the kitchen included: new vinyl floor coverings; new counters and servery; commercial grade stove, cook top, deep fryer, bain-marie, dishwasher and microwave; and a new drink fridge. The kitchen is now at commercial standard, with more space and modern equipment enabling volunteers to work more fluently, safely and efficiently.  

The opening of the new kitchen was held in conjunction with 2019 Wheatbelt Festival of Hockey.  The two day event included coaching clinics and umpiring and governance workshops. Multiple games of hockey were played over the weekend, including UGSHA fixture games and the Men’s and Women’s Premier League teams played. 

UGSHA is one of the highest performing hockey associations in WA, with participation in hockey around the Narrogin area far higher than the State average. The Narrogin Hockey Stadium is a world-class field having hosted international games in 2016 (Australian Kookaburras vs Great Britain) and 2018 (Australian Kookaburras vs Netherlands), and is currently the only facility of this standard in the Wheatbelt. 

Photo Credit:     Upper Great Southern Hockey Association 

Top photo:        HockeyWA CEO Stu Gilsenson, UGSHA President Andrew Corner and Shire of Narrogin Vice President Tim Wiese open the kitchen.

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Shire of Narrogin Vice President Tim Wiese cuts the ribbon to signal the opening of the kitchen.

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