Goodwood Oval is set to have it’s Grandstand named after a stalwart of the Goodwood saints Football and the local community. It is to be named the “Colin Nelson Grandstand”.
Colin “Tiny” Nelson has been with the club since the days of his youth back in 1948. Colin Nelson OAM or Tiny as he is known has been involved with the Goodwood Saints Football Club as both a player and administrator since 1948.
The grandstand is owned by Council and leased to the Goodwood Saints Football Club from April to September, and to the Goodwood Cricket Club from October to March. The Saints wrote to Council and asked if we would be happy to approve the naming of the stand, just like has occurred at Unley Oval. The Cricket Club have already indicated their approval.
I was thankful, as a regular attender of Goody Saints matches and a user of the ground, to have been given the opportunity to move the motion for Council to approve the naming. There is no more fitting recipient of such an honour.
Tiny joined the Goodwood Football Club (now the Goodwood Saints Football Club) in 1948 and in 1949, was elected to the management committee and also appointed manager of the A Grade team of the club at just 14 years of age. Since this time, he has continued to hold a volunteer position on the Club’s management committee and has worked tirelessly for the club, particularly assisting them through difficult periods.
The football Club will be paying for all costs associated with the project and Council will oversee the work.