Cool moves at basketball stadium

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CHELSEA basketballers will be able to beat the heat thanks to $25,000 investment from Kingston Council to provide temporary air conditioning at the centre while a permanent solution is investigated.

The Chelsea Basketball Club’s headquarters at Bonbeach Basketball Stadium currently has no cooling, leaving players to play in uncomfortable conditions on hot days.

Kingston mayor Cr Steve Staikos said council will fund a $25,000 temporary cooling system and will investigate long-term solutions in response to a notice of motion put forward by Cr David Eden at December’s public council meeting.

”The thousands of players and officials using the centre will now enjoy much cooler conditions, particularly during the hot summer months,” Cr Staikos said.

Kingston is home to hundreds of different sports clubs located at a wide range of parks, reserves and sports facilities across the municipality.

“Each year council invests many millions of dollars on maintaining, upgrading and rebuilding facilities to help support the good work of local sports clubs in encouraging our community to be healthy and active.”

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 20 December 2017

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