Courts notion before council

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There could be community interest in fund-raising for more enclosed courts at the EA Networks Centre, Chris Robertson, of the Ashburton Stadium Complex Trust, said.
Mr Robertson and Maurice Myers presented the council with a cheque for $500,000, bringing the trust’s contribution to the centre to $5.2m. That included $182,000 for timing equipment, $339,000 for seating, and $30,000 for blinds.
They and others on the trust were thanked for their contribution and asked about further fundraising by Cr Russell Ellis, should it be needed.
Mr Robertson said he had gone off the idea of a hydroslide somewhat, but enclosing the two outdoor courts could grab community attention.
He said extra courts would help get more tournaments – under 19 and under 21 and the like – to Ashburton.
Mr Myers said the trustees, to date, had put in nearly 10,000 hours of their time and if there were more fundraising, the trust could need rejuvenation.
Cr Donna Favel asked if the audited accounts had been sent to council, and Mr Myers said they had been fully reported, but the audit for the next set of accounts would not start until November.
‘‘We’ve done our bit,’’ Mr Myers said.