Goodwood Oval celebrated 100 years of football under lights last Saturday night. The current team using the ground as their home ground and the most successful of the home teams put on a great celebration apart from one small but significant fact. They went down to arch rivals Sacred Heart Old Collegians 11.11 77 to 11.10 76.
The atmosphere at the ground was great with lighting in the north eastern sky and the odd sprinkling of rain having the crowd fill the stands.
From what I can ascertain local residents attended the match and were impressed.
I will be attending a meeting of the Goodwood Oval Advisory Group next week where I will find out more about how the game impacted on local residents.
And yes – the Mayor, Lachlan Clyne, was there too and presented a plaque to the club to commemorate 100 years of football at Goodwood Oval.
The Goodwood Saints Football Club deserve congratulations for their contribution to the health and welfare of the community of Goodwood and surrounding areas.