Cats clubhouse open
OPENING day for the new Gympie Cats' clubhouse saw a big turnout last Saturday despite the rain.
Cats president Glenn Warren said while the turnout could have been bigger had the rain held off, it was still a good day for the AFL club.
For the first of what would be many functions, the new clubhouse hosted entertainment from the Country Music School of Excellence as well as a fully stocked canteen and bar.
The club also hosted four at-home games on the day, a rare event which saw the under 12s, under 14s, under 16s and seniors all play on the same day.
The main event saw the Cats seniors take on Pomona, where Pomona managed to take the win from the home side.
Warren said having all teams play on the same day not only made it easier on club members who volunteered their time, but also gave the club a full day of football to look forward to.
"It would be good to have a full day of football like it used to be," Warren said.
He said a full day of games meant juniors could play their games then stay to watch their older clubmates in action, giving them something to aspire to.
"When I was a junior, we used to idolise the senior players," Warren said.
He said the club planned to hold more days like Saturday, which would now be easier thanks to the new facilities.