Nicholls Oval Update
Nicholls Enclosed Oval is set to have a new drainage system installed in early 2022, and the Nicholls Oval Community Centre will be used as a North Canberra COVID-19 testing clinic until June 2022.
The new drainage system is likely to start in February and will take 3-4 weeks (pending weather). Remediation is expected to take a month, meaning the oval is scheduled to be available for use again in early May.
The Eagles are extremely appreciative of the ACT Government who’ve allocated funds to update the drainage underneath the surface. It is worth noting (for the 509 people who recently signed the Petition for Nicholls Oval Upgrades), that this doesn’t address the lack of appropriate changing facilities and the club will continue to work with the Legislative Assembly on this matter.
Nicholls Oval will be out of action for a short while (Dates TBC) in 2022, and the club will confirm the arrangements for training and fixtures during this period. We thank the ACT Gov and other sporting codes and clubs who are impacted by this, for working with us to ensure there are adequate facilities for all sports to prepare for their respective seasons.
Once we have more details, we will circulate this information to members and on social media.
The current Gold Creek School COVID-19 testing location has closed with the new facility opening recently in the Community Centre as the Nicholls COVID Testing Centre. The club is working with the ACT Government to help where possible, and we are fully supportive of this much-needed facility being repurposed.
There may be slight changes to the logistics of training and matches at Nicholls, such as the use of car parks, canteen facilities, dressing rooms, and club meetings. The Nicholls Community Centre will not be available for hire during this period.
The canteen and all other areas, such as office and corporate room, will be unavailable during the time the facility is being used as a COVID-19 Testing Site.
If you have any questions about these matters, please contact our Operations and Facilities Manager, Richard Holder on richardholderbdh[at]bigpond.com or 0412 227 376